Summer J. Hart, Poet
Summer J. Hart is an interdisciplinary artist and writer from Maine who now lives in the Hudson Valley. She is a member of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation, and her written and visual narratives are influenced by folklore, superstition, divination, and forgotten territories reclaimed by nature. She is the author of Boomhouse (The 3rd Thing Press, 2023) and a 2023 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Poetry, as well as the recipient of the 2022 Hellen Ingram Plummer Fellowship at MacDowell. Her poetry can be found in Best Small Fictions 2023, Bedfellows, Denver Quarterly, Heavy Feather Review, The Massachusetts Review, Northern New England Review, Waxwing, and elsewhere. Her mixed-media installations have been featured in shows and galleries across the country.
The Poets & Writers Series is sponsored by the Temple University MFA Program in Creative Writing, with the assistance of the Department of English and the Richard Moyer Fund. Each year a number of poets and fiction writers are invited to read from and discuss their work to members of both the Temple community and the local Philadelphia arts scene. All events are free and open to the public.