A Trio of North Carolina Poets


City Lights Bookstore will host a trio of North Carolina poets on Saturday, October 8th, at 3 p.m.  Pat Riviere-Seel, Paul Jones, and Ben Cutler will all share their respective work.

Pat Riviere-Seel is the author of three collections of poetry. Her latest is When There Were Horses. A native of Shelby, NC, Pat grew to love the western NC mountains and spent much of her adult life finding her way back to the state and the landscape she loved. Her poems were first published when she was an undergraduate at North Carolina State University. After graduation, Pat worked as a newspaper journalist, publicist, and lobbyist for the Maryland State House nonprofit organizations. She returned to North Carolina in 1992 to work for Rural Southern Voice for Peace as editor of the bimonthly journal, a publication she renamed Voices.

Paul Jones has published poetry in many journals, including Poetry, Hudson Review, River Heron Review, Broadkill Review, and North Carolina Literary Review. Recently, he was nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and two Best of the Web Awards. Redhawk Publications released his most recent collection, Something Wonderful last fall. 

Swain County poet and educator Ben Cutler is the author of The Geese Who Might Be Gods. Cutler’s first book of poems is rooted in a particular soil, or bone, of this world, the mountains and rivers of the southern Appalachians, but its branches and crowns stretch out to the hope of a post-apocalyptic tomato sandwich and back to Eden. 

Event date: 
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
3 East Jackson Street
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC 28779

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