Glad Tidings–a good start and other events lineup

At the station. Photo by Lockie Hunter

On a Sunday afternoon, I was honored to share some of my work on 103.3 Asheville FM. Here’s the recording for you to listen to at your convenience.

I’ve now accepted that lizards and insects are prominent in my poetic hybrids. Imagine my delight when a few days after reading a hybrid that features lizards regenerating their body parts–a scientific fact–I came across a video of an Axolotl doing exactly what I had tried to demonstrate. How capable this fascinating Mexican salamander.

February 9th 2018 at 8pm will be regenerating at Revolve, 821 Riverside Dr–The RAMP Studios. There will be poetry, music and comedy.

Also, if you’re interested in taking a winter writing workshop with me for just one day, I’ll be pleased to see you at The Writers’ Workshop on Saturday February 10th 2018, from 10am to 4pm. To register, click here. Address is 387 Beaucatcher Rd., Asheville.

On Friday March 9th, if you’re going to be at the AWP 2018 Conference & Bookfair in Tampa, come attend my event panel with Prof. Donald Morrill, Prof. Lisa Birnbaum and Prof. A. Onipede Hollist from the University of Tampa. We are titled: A Haunting Gaze: Writing About and Toward Others (in the section, Fiction Craft and Criticism). Time: 12:00pm – 1:15pm. Location: Room 13, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor. 

Perhaps the most exciting is the creative writing workshop and launch of the African Women’s Poetry book that I’ve edited with Prof. Frank Chipasula based at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. This event that’s both work and celebration will happen in Malawi from March 11-21 2018. Malawian poets, I am looking forward to meeting you.

April 13 and 14, 2018, will be celebrating Asheville Wordfest. “This year’s Wordfest is earth-focused…” so expect  only good things. Confirmed presenters include, Joy Harjo, Elizabeth Bradfield, Sean Hill, John Lane, and yours truly. 

More good things on the way.

After the show. With Jeff Davis and Lockie Hunter. The two run Wordplay and own this photo!


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