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Poets Megan Volpert, Rupert Fike, and Jethro Clayton Waters

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Poets Megan Volpert, Rupert Fike, and Jethro Clayton Waters

Time: March 4, 2012 from 3pm to 4pm
Location: Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Street: 55 Haywood Street
City/Town: Asheville, NC 28801
Website or Map: http://www.malaprops.com
Phone: 828-254-6734
Event Type: reading, and, booksigning
Organized By: Malaprop's Bookstore Cafe
Latest Activity: Mar 2, 2012

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Megan Volpert will read from her latest book, Sonics in Warholia.  This book overflows with historical fact[oid]s and knowledge of cultural icons and cultural products, contemporary technology and modern inventions (wax cylinders, telephones, mix tapes, motorcycles, aluminum foil, cell phones, cell phone numbers…) that serve as leitmotifs and morph into astonishing metaphors with a sometimes surprising emotional charge.  Come dive into the always generous flow of language and thought whose waves we ride without necessarily identifying or easily understanding their many allusive and elusive undercurrents, their complex cross-currents, their often amusing eddies.

Rupert Fike has published his work in numerous distinguished literary reviews and in A Celebration of Southern Poets from the Kennesaw University Press.  He will read from his first book of poetry, Lotus Buffet, a work that seems to result from what poet Barbara Hamby calls "a cross [between] a Southern raconteur [and] a Buddhist monk."  In one poem, for example, a prideful, college-educated, young Buddhist garbage collector eventually must learn what “any true seeker should know…: / all trucks end up at the same dump.”  Yet equally prideful “Radical Rhetoric” cannot compete with this unearned grace: “It was early on a frosty morning, / and a new diamond dew covered the world.”

Jethro Clayton Waters’ South of Ordinary is a collection of poems, prose, and pen and ink drawings billed as “For the young reader.  For the old soul.”  Waters has in common with many of us a litany of “Happiness” that includes “Mischievous looks / The smell of old books.”  His language is as inventive and as visually charged as his drawings.  Consider, for instance, the names of “Vultures” in the poem of that title: “Leez…Narl, Vultous, Bleed and Slay” -- or the name of an assistant school principal: “Corvoltous Scourge.” 

This reading and booksigning event, with not one but three poets, is free and open to the public.

 

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