MEMORIAL HALL , HDP
THURS 22 SEPT / 18.30-19.30 / £5
Traci O’Dea is an American poet living in Jersey, where she is currently composing a novel in verse and a collection of verse monologues.
Her poetry has appeared in the following places: BBC Radio Jersey, Poetry, cellpoems, Literary Matters, The Hopkins Review, the Jersey Evening Post, Jersey Arts Centre, Jersey Library, Goethe Institut, and elsewhere.
A poetry editor for the literary journals Smartish Pace and MOKO: Caribbean Arts & Letters, O'Dea is the author of two poetry collections: Waving (Assure Press, 2021) and Restricted Movement (Scotland Street Press, 2021) for which she received a Seed Funding Grant from Arthouse Jersey.
Waving is her second poetry anthology.
'O'Dea's poetry is evocative, illuminating, modern, and fierce...her words are at once beautiful, original, searingly honest and at times haunting. She guts the human condition and serves it up warm, still breathing on the page' - Sophie Cousens