Widowed | Rachel Jamison Webster | TEDxMuskegon

11 Dec 2015 13:39 26
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Rachel Jamison Webster personally recounts the seemingly interminable bedtime routine of a single mother who recently lost her partner to ALS. Her talk explores the spaces of grief and love as reflected in a conversation between a mother and her child.

Rachel Jamison Webster is a poet, writer, and Director of Creative Writing at Northwestern University. She is the author of the books, "September" (Northwestern University Press 2013) and "The Endless Unbegun" (Twelve Winters Press 2015), and editor of of two anthologies by urban youth. Webster has received awards from The Academy of American Poets, The Poetry Foundation, and the Poetry Center of Chicago, and her poems and essays have appeared in many anthologies and journals, including "Tin House," "The Paris Review," "Poetry" and "Labor Day: Birth Stories from Today's Best Women Writers" (FSG 2014). Webster grew up in northeastern Ohio and now lives with her daughter, Adele, in Evanston, Illinois

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