Monday, April 23, 2012

SOUTHERN INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLERS Announced 2011 Poetry Finalists.


Poetry FINALISTS








Abandoned Quarry by John Lane (Mercer University Press)
Head Off & Split: Poems (2011) by Nikky Finney (TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press)
Terroir by Robert Morgan (Penguin)
Waking by Ron Rash (Hub City Press)


Friday, April 13, 2012

POETS AND WRITRS READING POEMS AND STORIES

Thursday, April 19, 7:00 pmKeith House, J.C. Campbell Folk School, 1 Folk School Rd., Brasstown, North Carolina.
Netwest members Nancy Simpson and Maren Mitchell will be the featured readers at “Poets and Writers Reading Poems and Stories” cosponsored by Netwest and the John C. Campbell Folk School.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

POETS, TELL HOW YOU CELEBRATE NATIONAL POETRY MONTH




How will you celebrate National Poetry Month?
Poetry is an important part of my life. I will celebrate  by teaching  a Poetry Writing Class at Institute For Continuing Learning  at Young Harris, Georgia. This is a small class for practicing poets only. We will meet for six weeks. I can think of no better way to celebrate poetry than to meet once a week with fellow poets and share our knowledge of poetry. 


Lucky for me, I have also been invited to read my poems during this special month at POETS AND WRITERS READING POEMS AND STORIES at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown.                                                
        
Later in the month I will attend The Evening of Art and Poetry sponsored by the Clay County Arts Council to be held at the Hayesville High School Lecture Hall. This year’s poetry judge and special guest is Robert S. King. This is an annual art and poetry contest which I co founded with Reba Beck twenty one years ago. I am happy to see it continue. 


How do you celebrate National Poetry Month? Tell us.




Friday, April 6, 2012

FULL PINK MOON REACHES FULLNESS APRIL 6, 2012

Step outside tonight and welcome The Full Pink Moon of April 6, 2012 as she reaches fullness.

The Full Pink Moon got its name long ago  from Native Americans who were stuck by the many fields they saw in April covered with small, wild pink flowers. A list of full moon names can be found in the Farmer's Almanac.