origin story outlines a family history of distant sisters, grieving mothers and daughters, and alcoholic fathers. These poems take us from Kansas to Korea and back again in an attempt to reconnect with estranged family and familial ghosts divided by years of diaspora. An interrogation of cultural and personal myths, origin story wrestles with the questions: Who will remember us? How do we deal with the failures of memory? Whose stories are told?
Prof. Jackson will read from his new book on Thursday, October 7 at 7:00 pm in Alumni Memorial Auditorium, Randolph Hall (College of Charleston).