The Coffee with the Poet series continues on Thursday, September 19th at 10:30 a.m. at City Lights Bookstore as poet Rick Mulkey offers his work. Mulkey is the author of four poetry collections including Toward Any Darkness (recipient of an Eric Hoffer Award and finalist for the Weatherford Award), Before the Age of Reason, and Bluefield Breakdown. His work appears in the anthologies American Poetry: the Next Generation, The Southern Poetry Anthology: Volumes I and III, and A Millennial Sampler of South Carolina Poetry, among others. Individual poems and essays have appeared in a variety of venues such as Crab Orchard Review, Denver Quarterly, The Literary Review, The Connecticut Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Poet Lore, Poetry East, Shenandoah, Southern Poetry Review, Verse Daily and The Writer's Almanac. He has taught at a number of universities and writing workshops in the United States and Europe, and he currently directs and teaches in the MFA creative writing program at Converse College.
The Coffee with the Poet series is cosponsored by the NetWest Chapter of the North Carolina Writer’s Network. To reserve books or for more information about the Coffee with the Poet series please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.