Poetry Reading with Matthew Wimberley

Matthew Wimberley visits City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, June 29th at 3:00pm to read from his book of poetry, Daniel Boone's Window. 

Daniel Boone’s Window meditates on the past and future of contemporary Appalachia through explorations of both mythologized and actual landscapes. In poems that confront a region indelibly shaped by environmental turmoil, economic erasure, and the weight of an outside world intent on destroying it, Daniel Boone’s Window works to reclaim and reckon with the realities and complexities of Appalachia. Wimberley’s poetry seeks to dispel monolithic narratives of the region by capturing the rugged and the beautiful, approaching place with wonderment that subverts stereotype and blame.

Matthew Wimberley is the author of Daniel Boone’s Window (Louisiana State University Press, 2021) and All the Great Territories  (SIU, 2020). He is an assistant professor of English at Lees-Mcrae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina, where he lives.

Event date: 
Saturday, June 29, 2024 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
3 E Jackson St.
Sylva, NC 28779
Daniel Boone's Window: Poems (Southern Messenger Poets) By Matthew Wimberley, Dave Smith (Editor) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807175682
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: LSU Press - September 8th, 2021

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