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Sundry Poets - Pam Baggett, Joan Barasovska, Valerie Nieman

Pam Baggett's work appears in journals and anthologies, including Atlanta ReviewCrab Orchard ReviewGreensboro ReviewKakalakNimrodSan Pedro River ReviewTar River Poetry and The Southern Poetry Anthology Volume VII: North Carolina. Honors include an Orange County Arts Commission grant and the Durham Arts Council's Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Grant. She hosts readings and teaches poetry workshops in Hillsborough, NC and writes in a sunlit studio overlooking her pasture in rural Cedar Grove, NC.

 

Joan Barasovska lives in Orange County, close to Carrboro. She has a private practice in academic therapy, working with children with a variety of challenging school problems. Joan started writing when she was ten and finds that as she gets older she writes fewer, better poems. She is a co-host of the Flyleaf Books Second Thursday Poetry Reading Series in Chapel Hill and serves on the board of the North Carolina Poetry Society. The poetry community of the Triangle has become an encouraging, embracing force in Joan’s life.

 

Valerie Nieman is a writer, teacher, and editor whose work emerges from her Appalachian roots. Her new poetry collection, Leopard Lady: A Life in Verse, is set in a mid-century carnival and features work that has appeared in The Missouri Review, Chautauqua, and other journals. Her writing has appeared widely in journals and in numerous anthologies, including Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods and Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology. She has held state and NEA creative writing fellowships, and her awarded include the Eric Hoffer Prize in General Fiction, two Elizabeth Simpson Smith awards in fiction and the Greg Grummer Prize in poetry.

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Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 2:00pm
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North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
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SKU: 9781599486857

Wild Horses is no slow waltz down memory lane, but a barebacked, buck-naked ride on the slick haunches of fate (to the tune of "Riders on the Storm") all the way from the mystical land of sex, drugs, and rock & roll to the bedside of a dying friend. It will leave readers breathless and brokenhearted, but convinced that love is the great redeemer and living life to the fullest, worth the ultimate price.—Terri Kirby Erickson, author of Becoming the Blue Heron.

We could love the poems in Wild Horses just for Pam Baggett’s sharp, wry, unrepentant, and utterly recognizable snapshots of The Way It Was: sex and drugs and rock and roll, back seats and bad choices. But this is no simple coming-of-age nostalgia. These poems unite in a moving, full-throated lament for the loss of a deeply loved companion in the headlong high drama of life. —Florence Nash

Pam Baggett's work appears in journals and anthologies, including Atlanta Review, Crab Orchard Review, Greensboro Review, Kakalak, Nimrod, San Pedro River Review, Tar River Poetry and The Southern Poetry Anthology Volume VII: North Carolina. Honors include an Orange County Arts Commission grant and the Durham Arts Council's Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Grant. She hosts readings and teaches poetry workshops in Hillsborough, NC and writes in a sunlit studio overlooking her pasture in rural Cedar Grove, NC.


Birthing Age Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635347050
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Published: Finishing Line Press - October 5th, 2018

Leopard Lady: A Life in Verse Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781941209899
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Published: Press 53 - October 2018

Leopard Lady: A Life in Verse by Valerie Nieman tells the story of Dinah, an orphan child of Appalachia who runs away to a carnival, and the emotional, physical, and spiritual journey she embraces. Born in the depths of the Depression, the biracial child is "given" to the childless Gastons to raise.