In this audio clip, Strautmann reads his poem For as Long as it Lasts (and it will Last if Money can be Made). He also discusses the poem’s origin as well as his upbringing “in the shadow of the extractive industries” in West Virginia.
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Jacob Strautmann reads from The Land of the Dead Is Open for Business at a book launch event as part of the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge (March 2, 2020, 8 PM). Later this month, he reads at Brookline Booksmith (event canceled due to COVID-19 March 13, 2020, 7 PM).
Raised in Marshall County, W.Va., Jacob Strautmann has published poetry in the Boston Globe, Agni Magazine, Salamander Magazine, Southern Humanities Review, Blackbird, and others. The recipient of the Quiddity International Editor’s Prize for Poetry, he is the Department Manager of Economics at Boston University, where he also teaches playwriting. He is a 2018 Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellow in Poetry.