The Coffee with the Poet series continues on Thursday, June 19th at 10:30 a.m. at City Lights Bookstore. June’s Coffee with the Poet will feature Rosemary Rhodes Royston as she presents her chapbook, Splitting the Soil. Thomas Lux praised the collection by saying, “ There's an original consciousness/imagination at work in these poems—true wit, a splendid ear, and the courage to be understood. This is a wonderful collection." Rosemary Rhodes Royston is a poet living in northeast Georgia. Her poetry has been published in Southern Poetry Review, The Comstock Review, Main Street Rag, Town Creek, KUDZU, Coal Hill Review, STILL, New Southerner, FutureCycle, Flycatcher, Southern Poetry Anthology Volume V: Georgia, Echoes Across the Blue Ridge, Motif version 3, and Alehouse. Two of her essays are included in the anthology Women and Poetry: Tips on Writing, Teaching, and Publishing by Successful Women Poets (McFarland). She holds an MFA in Writing from Spalding University.
The Coffee with the Poet series is co-sponsored by the NetWest chapter of The North Carolina Writer’s Network and gathers every third Thursday at 10:30 a.m. To reserve a copy of Splitting the Soil please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.