poetry

Janet Joyner Poetry Reading

Janet Joyner will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, June 11th at 3 p.m. to read from her collection of poetry, Waterborne.  Janet Joyner’s varied poems include lyrical descriptions of the natural world and draw deft portraits of people and the complicated connections between us. Waterborne is threaded with vivid images and insights.

Professor of French Language and Literature at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts until her retirement in 1994, Joyner is the winner of the Poetry Society of South Carolina’s 2010 Dubose and Dorothy Heyward Poetry Prize. Waterborne is her first collection of poetry. To reserve copies please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.

 

Robert Lee Kendrick Poetry Reading

Robert Kendrick will be presenting his first collection of poetry, Winter Skin, at City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, August 20th at 3p.m. Ron Rash comments, “Robert Lee Kendrick’s poems transport the reader into the deep, dark souls of his narrators, but the elegance of his language gives the poems a rough, hard-earned grace. Winter Skin marks the debut of a very talented poet.”

Kendrick grew up in Illinois and Iowa, but found a home in South Carolina. He now lives in Clemson with his wife and their dogs. His poems appear in The Louisiana Literature, South Carolina Review, Kestrel, The James Dickey Review, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, The Main Street Rag, and more. To reserve copies of Winter Skin, please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499. 

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$11.00
ISBN: 9781599485744
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Main Street Rag Publishing Company - June 10th, 2016

Coffee with the Poet: Irish Poets

The Coffee with the Poet series continues on Thursday, March 17th at 10:30 a.m. at City Lights Bookstore. To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we are asking folks to come and share the work of their favorite Irish poets.  Whether the poet is classic, contemporary, or little known, have an Irish coffee if you like, and help us celebrate.

 

The Coffee with the Poet series is cosponsored by the Netwest program of the North Carolina Writers Network and gathers the third Thursday of each month. For more information on the Coffee with the Poet series please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.

 

Coffee with the Poet Featuring Holly Dunlap

The Coffee with the Poet series continues on Thursday, November 19th at 10:30 a.m. at City Lights Bookstore. The November gathering will feature poet Holly Dunlap as she presents her first book, Feet to Water. She lives in the half-river, half-city of Florence, Alabama. She has a master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a bachelor’s degree in English from Auburn University. Her poems have been published in journals including The Denver Syntax, BlazeVox in New York, and Illuminations at the College of Charleston, South Carolina.


The Coffee with the Poet series is cosponsored by the NetWest chapter of the North Carolina Writers Network and gathers on the third Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. For more information about Coffee with the Poet please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.

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