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Serving the communities of OU and central Oklahoma, the MAEPS strives to connect readers to contemporary poetry and poetics by giving students and residents alike an opportunity to listen to and speak with poets from all over the US and beyond.

Jennifer Hosein is a writer, visual artist, and English as a Second Language teacher, living and working in Toronto. Her poems, short fiction and a play have been published in magazines in Canada and translated into Hungarian. Her artwork has appeared on book covers, in magazines and in solo and group exhibitions.

A Map of Rain Days invites us into the liminal between the nights and the "too-bright days." The author navigates a life felt full on, inhabiting all its beauty and shadows -- the "slap-tumble" of sex, "the mean streets of the suburbs," "the swill and gore" of youth. Interwoven into this life are the realities of racism, addiction, suicide, rape, and death. And then clarity ensues.

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Date: July 15, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Online, 00