Marion poet cradles the individuals in her lifeby Rob NeufeldReview of: Barefoot in the Snow by Julia Nunnally Duncan (World Audience trade paper, Apr. 2013, 67 pages) “The Loving Child” might be an alternate title for Julia Nunnally Duncan’s new book of poems, “Barefoot in the Snow.” Her title poem…See More
Asheville BookWorks Inaugurates Broadside & Reading Series: Vandercooked Poetry Nights Asheville BookWorks, a community resource for print and book arts, introduces Vandercooked Poetry Nights, a reading series that offers the public the opportunity to print letterpress broadsides at the series events. The first Vandercooked Poetry Night is Saturday, June 1, 2013. Printing begins at 7:00 p.m. The reading begins at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Asheville BookWorks will…See More
Clothes Lines: from 75 Western North Carolina Women Writers
To see all these writers well represented in a single volume is a treat and a service. It begins perfectly with a socker of a little poem by Isabel Zuber, about a woman revealing the hidden meaning of lace. Kathryn Stripling Byer has two poems in here, including "River Shawl," revealing the thoughts of a woman bound by her circumstances, as represented by her mother's shawl. In the account, "Inside the Mask," Cheryl Dietrich writes about a time in her Air Force career she had to don full chemical gear. It turns out to be a character transformation story. For people who know the region, there are a lot of friends here.
I, too, recommend this book, a little selfishly since I have a personal essay included in it. But to any readers who have asked me about my stories and novels: Is that you in the book? I can answer about my essay "Portrait in Chartreuse Satin" that's included in Clothes Lines: Yes, I am that character!