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Valerie June Hockett + Jacqueline Suskin: Maps for the Modern World

April 8, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT


Join Valerie June Hockett as she presents her newest book Maps for the Modern World. Joining Valerie in conversation is poet and author Jacqueline Suskin. This event will be held on

This is a ticketed event. Each ticket includes a single-use login for the virtual event and a copy of Maps for the Modern World with a signed bookplate. *Please note that books will begin shipping the day after the event.

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Maps for the Modern World book of poemsMaps for the Modern World is a collection of poems and original illustrations about cultivating community, awareness, and harmony with our surroundings as we move fearlessly toward our dreams.

Valerie June Hockett is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Tennessee. She’s been hailed by the New York Times as one of America’s “most intriguing, fully formed new talents.” She has recorded two critically acclaimed, best selling solo albums and has also written songs for legendary artists such as Mavis Staples and The Blind Boys of Alabama. When she’s not touring, June splits her time between Tennessee and New York.

Jacqueline Suskin has composed over forty thousand poems with her ongoing improvisational writing project, Poem Store. She is the author of seven books, including Help in the Dark Season (Write Bloody, 2019) and Every Day is a Poem (Sounds True, 2020). Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Atlantic, and Yes! magazine. She lives in Northern California. For more, see