Blues Legacy

A Reading and Book Signing
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 7:00 pm

Jacquese Armstrong is a poet and writer living in Central New Jersey. Blues Legacy (Broadside Lotus Press) is her new collection of poems celebrating genres of African American music. The collection won the 2019 Naomi Long Mudgetti Poetry Award. Armstrong will read from this new collection and sign books. Her first poetry chapbook, dance of the shadows, was released June 2017. She has been published in For Harriet, A Gathering of the Tribes, The Rising Phoenix Review, Black Magnolias Literary Journal and Ourselves/Black. Ms. Armstrong was a 2015 recipient of the Ambassador Award from the State of New Jersey Governor’s Council on Mental Health Stigma for promoting wellness and recovery and reducing stigma through the arts.