Sunday afternoons often mean poetry. Join us for a trio of NC poets on Sunday, October 1, at 2 pm. Reading from their works are: Sam Barbee with That Rain We Needed, Bennett Myers with Across Time, and Susan Spalt with Longer If It's Raining.
Sam Barbee's poems have appeared in many publications including The NC Literary Review and Pembroke Magazine, as well as on-line journals such as Vox Poetica. His second poetry collection, That Rain We Needed, was a nominee for the Roanoke-Chowan Award as one of North Carolina’s best poetry collections of 2016. He lives in Winston-Salem with his wife and is the 2017 President of the NC Poetry Society.
Bennett Myers, a North Carolina native, writes poems about his time in the Northeast, his Southern heritage, and connects the past with the present in his collection, Across Time.
Susan Willey Spalt is a lifelong poet with pieces in numerous anthologies; one of her poets was set to music to celebrate Carrboro, NC’s 100th anniversary. Longer If It’s Raining is her first chapbook.
This event will be moderated by poet Michael Beadle.
That Rain We Needed is one man's search for his place of true belonging in an imperfect world. Sometimes comical, other times poignant, always willing to be vulnerable-here Sam Barbee unfolds his map for negotiating family and its complicated relationships. Little escapes his keen eye.