person place thing with randy cohen
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.