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PPT Episode 357: Patricia Spears Jones

357: Patricia Spears Jones

One way to describe art is to note that it has beauty but not utility. This poet rejects that dichotomy, especially when it comes to everyday objects. “Often, things that are domestic are diminished because they are connected to females.” She loves things that are both beautiful and useful: quilts, fans, teapots. A conversation with the winner of the 2017 Jackson Poetry Prize, produced with the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center.

Person: Lorenzo Thomas
Place: the Bay Area
Thing: fans
Randy’s Thing: “underhand”