Black Poets of Ventura County - Geoffrey Jacques

  • Ventura County Poetry Project presents: Black poets of Ventura County - Geoffrey Jacques - photo of black hands writing in a journal
Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Offered by the Ventura County Poetry Project, please enjoy a free series: Black Poets of Ventura County. 

We are lucky here in Ventura County to have a distinguished group of Black poets and writers open to sharing their work.

Geoffrey Jacques is a poet, critic, and teacher who writes about literature, the visual arts, and culture.

His research interests include modernist poetry and poetics, African American literature and culture, and the postmodern city.

His latest book of poems is Just For a Thrill (Wayne State University Press, 2005).

He has also published poems in such journals as Fence, Callaloo, Hambone, Black Renaissance Noire, Long News in the Short Century, and elsewhere.

His essays have appeared in many periodicals, including Art Forum International, The Black Scholar, Black Issues Book Review, and the Journal of Popular Music Studies.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from CUNY and is currently teaching in the Black Studies Program at UCSB.


All readings are free and open to the public.  Readings begin at 7:30pm; zoom opens at 7pm:   Meeting ID: 960 750 1600

See the entire series:

  • Julius Sokenu             January 21st
  • W. David Hall             February 18th
  • Raquel Baker             March 18th
  • Russell Stockard        April 8th
  • Joelle Hannah            April 22nd
  • Geoffrey Jacques       May 6th
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