Artist@Work: Jonathan May

09/14/2016, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Weekly on Sunday,Friday

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Residencies bring writers, poets, playwrights, and other creative professionals to the museum galleries, where they work on projects in public view. Our inaugural Artist@Work resident, poet Jonathan May, will be at the Brooks the last two weeks of September. Ask at Visitor Services to see if he’s present in the galleries during your next visit to the museum.

May will be in the galleries today from 2 to 4 pm.

Jonathan May grew up in Zimbabwe as the child of missionaries. A queer writer, he lives and teaches in Memphis, where he uses poetry therapy to help people with eating disorders. His work has appeared in [PANK]Superstition ReviewDuendeOne, and Rock & Sling; new work is forthcoming in Winter Tangerine Review and Bear Review. He recently translated the play Dreams by Günter Eich into English. Read more at