National Poetry Month: Jenna Butler

Jenna Butler

Jenna Butler


Jenna Butler's new collection of poems is called Wells, and is dedicated to her late grandmother, who suffered from senile dementia. The poems are about memories: trying to hold onto them -- and reinventing them. The poet attempts to restore the words and experiences her grandmother is gradually losing.

This is Jenna Butler, reading a passage addressed to her grandmother. Ms. Butler is based in Edmonton, where she teaches creative writing at Grant MacEwan University.

You can learn more about Jenna Butler and Poetry Month here.

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