Moonstone Poetry Series: JC Todd with Vernita Hall & Eleanor Wilner

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Moonstone Poetry Series Presents Mentor and Mentored

An intergenerational poetry series that presents both the mentor and the mentored: how does poetry travel from generation to generation, what are the themes, the sounds, what changes and what stays the same. Filmed with a live audience at the PhillyCAM Studio, the program will be edited and broadcast at a later date.

 JC Todd's poems have appeared in such journals as The Paris Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, the American Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, Beloit Poetry Journal, Big Bridge, the anthology, Shade and on Verse Daily. As a contributing editor to the on-line journal, The Drunken Boat, she compiled and edited translation features on contemporary Lithuanian and Latvian poetry.

Awards include a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts individual artist fellowship for poetry, two Leeway Foundation awards, a Latvian cultural capital stipend and fellowships to international artist colonies in Germany and Sweden. She was a finalist for the Lucille Medwick Lyric Poetry Prize of the Poetry Society of America and has received six Pushcart Prize nominations. Her most recent volume of poems, What Space This Body (Wind, 2008), explores ways of "oneing," the merging of one with others and with the environment. Of these poems, Eleanor Wilner has written, "Here is the sacred body Whitman celebrated, but taken to a deeper intimacy in both sensual and scientific knowing . . . , a rare combination of daring material and meticulous intellect in . . .poems of arousal and awareness, and, above all, praise."

A consultant to the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Program, JC is also on the faculty of the Winter Poetry and Prose Getaway. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Bryn Mawr College and the MFA Program at Rosemont College and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson 


PhillyCAM Studios
699 Ranstead St. (7th St between Chestnut & Market Sts)
Philadelphia, PA 19106
ph. 267.639.5481

Validated parking after 3pm: $5 at Independence Garage (across the street from PhillyCAM)