SUNDRY POETS: Terri Kirby Erickson, Becoming the Blue Heron, Kelly Lenox, The Brightest Rock, and Chris Abbate, Talk About God

Poetry Sunday is back! We welcome three North Carolina-based poets reading from their works. Terri Kirby Erickson’s fifth collection of poems, Becoming the Blue Heron, reads like a conversation with a dear friend. Kelly Lenox reads from her debut collection The Brightest Rock, which finds resonance in the natural world, facing the world without flinching. Chris Abbate’s debut book of poetry, Talk About God, pays homage to coming of age and family dynamics within the context of a religious experience. 

This event will be moderated by poet Jo Taylor.

Event date: 
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Becoming the Blue Heron Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941209530
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Published: Press 53 - March 27th, 2017

Terri Kirby Erickson's poems have appeared in hundreds of publications including Poet's Market, Ted Kooser's "American Life in Poetry," The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor, and Verse Daily, and have earned the Joy Harjo Poetry Prize, Nazim Hikmet Poetry Award, Atlanta Review International Publication Prize, a Gold Medal in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards,

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ISBN: 9781625492241
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Published: Wordtech Communications - March 2nd, 2017

Kelly Lenox's debut collection finds resonance within the natural world for a life undergoing a tectonic shift. Her poems face the void without flinching, and without losing hope.

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ISBN: 9781599486543
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Published: Main Street Rag Publishing Company - September 3rd, 2017

The poems in Talk About God pay homage to coming of age and family dynamics while exploring the gray, ragged edges of religious experience. The poet Alice Osborn says, “Every poem in Talk About God reminds you to feel gratitude for the beauty of the present moment and not to forget how you can create a joyous and meaningful life.”