“I Know Why I Make the Past a Destination,” Rachel Jamison Webster begins, reminding us of the mystery of time – how sometimes we can “almost, but not quite, remember the future,” how we can live days that feel layered with earlier lives, earlier selves.
Poet Jennifer Steele discovered that poetry is a kind of prophecy for her, a way to discover what she does not yet know about herself. Jennifer reminds us of the voice that can speak – and illuminate – a little of our own mystery.
D.A. Powell gives a reading as part of the Northwestern University English Department 6th Annual Creative Writers' Festival. D. A. Powell is the author of a trilogy of books, including Tea (Wesleyan, 1998); Lunch (2000); and Cocktails (Graywolf, 2004), which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.