jubilat / Jones Poetry Series

This series showcases established and emerging poets in a number of readings each year. All events are free and open to the public.

Next Event


Sunday, September 18, 2016
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

An informal Q & A session will follow the reading.

Featured Poets


  • Rosmarie Waldrop
  • Lynn Xu

About the Poets


  • Born in Germany, Rosmarie Waldrop immigrated to the US in 1958. She has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan and has taught at Wesleyan, Tufts, and Brown Universities. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with Keith Waldrop (with whom she also co-edits Burning Deck Press). Her books of poetry include Gap Gardening: Selected Poems, the trilogy Curves to the Apple, and Driven to Abstraction. She has translated fourteen volumes of Edmond Jabès’s work, and has also translated, from the French, Jacques Roubaud and Emmanuel Hocquard; and from the German, Friederike Mayröcker, Elke Erb, Ernst Jandl, Oskar Pastior, Ulf Stolterfoht (Pen Award for Poetry in Translation), Peter Waterhouse and Elfriede Czurda. She has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the French government has made her a “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.”
  • Born in Shanghai, Lynn Xu earned a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and an MFA at Brown University. She received a Catherine and William L. Magistretti Fellowship and a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship for her doctoral studies at the University of California at Berkeley. Xu is the author of the poetry collection Debts & Lessons (2013), which was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize, and a chapbook June (2006). An editor for Canarium Books, Xu lives in Marfa, Texas with her husband, the poet, Joshua Edwards.
Read a brief history of this series.

If you have questions, please call the jubilat office at 413-577-1064.

The jubilat / Jones Poetry Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, jubilat literary journal, and the Juniper Initiative of the UMass MFA Program for Poets and Writers. It is also supported in part by a grant from the Amherst Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.