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Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

Award-winning novelist captures fleeting youthby Rob NeufeldAnother Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson (Amistad: HarperCollins, Aug. 9, 2016)            The amazing, unusual thing about Jacqueline Woodson’s new novel, “Another Brooklyn,” I realize as it sinks in, is that the initial mystery—that is, why the narrator can’t…See More
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A rare interview, a story about an acid plant

A worker’s view of tannery work in Rosmanby Rob Neufeld             Haskell Luker was 11 when the Flood of 1916 caused his dad, Americus Alfred Luker, to leave the farm where he worked and take a job with an acid (tannin) plant in Pisgah Forest.             “Daddy was going down there to make big…See More
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Interview with Chitra Divakaruni about Before We Visit the Goddess

A talk with Chitra about her benediction of a novelby Rob Neufeld             Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, one of our country’s most engaging and inventive novelists, first came to this region six years ago for Western Carolina University’s Spring Literary Festival.  That’s when I got to know her and began…See More
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Gary Carden's Outlander--about Kephart--at UNCA July 31--with author

Is Carden's Kephart play controversial?Gary Carden's play, "Outlander," receives a "staged reading" in the Reuter Center, UNC Asheville, 2 p.m., Sun., July 31.  Carden will be on hand to discuss the play with the audience.  It is a controversial play in that it has been criticized by the descendants of Horace Kephart who felt that the play "demeaned" Kephart.  "Ironically," Carden says, "my original purpose in writing the play was to 'redeem' Kephart. who has often been denounced by the…See More
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Bring Back the Game

BRING BACK THE GAME     Anna and I basically spent a month in Asheville, NC this summer. We returned to Georgia a few days ago, and while we were glad to get home, as we got out of the car, we were met with the suffocating heat that I still have not become acclimated to even though we have lived in Middle Georgia for over 30 years. Every plant in our backyard had dried up and only the belligerent squirrels had survived the summer’s inferno.      We had a great time in Asheville. We visited our…See More
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Amy Ammons Garza to Present Her Memoir at City Lights Bookstore

August 6, 2016 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Amy Garza will be presenting her new memoir, Appalachian Storyteller in a Feed Sack Dress, at City Lights Bookstore onSaturday, August 6th at 3 p.m. Follow Amy as she tells the story of her life as she lived it, each chapter being a story in itself. These are the compelling stories of a mountain girl who found the courage she needed in her life to listen and retell the stories of her family and heritage.  Amy Garza was born and raised in Western North Carolina, which leads her into her many…See More
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Sound-and-Sense Seekers

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Sound-and-Sense Seekers

This is for poets--in an expanded sense--those of us who seek an ultimate language that includes music, enables many imaginative associations, and has an effect on audiences. What are we playing with?

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MANHATTAN BEACH: A Poem by Joe Perrone Jr.

Started by Joe Perrone Jr. Jul 26, 2011.

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Comment by Rob Neufeld on March 28, 2009 at 4:47pm
Hey all, I'm still waiting for a handful of definitely-will-join people to join!

In the meantime, check out the new front page feature, "Who's a Poet," and the developing resource on WNC poets and poetry happenings. /Rob
Comment by Jenny Bowen on March 12, 2009 at 3:34pm
Rob -

I'm all about theatre in politics - in fact I think they are almost one in the same.
It can be effective too - "laughter is the quickest connection between two people" - the braveheart folks who showed up last week with painted faces & cardboard pitchforks at the Commissioners meeting certainly got their point across and made for an enjoyable & memorable spectacle without really disturbing the piece.
Working on the Parkside project, last summer we considered dressing someone up as the ghost of George W. Pack and sending them into public comment in order to make a point.

Yes - there are lots of opportunities to be creative in this world - & I am all about applying creativity on every level of life.
Comment by Rob Neufeld on March 12, 2009 at 3:11pm
I don't know where to start--because there are so many possibilities, but we'll just have to trust we'll follow lots of different threads, and not worry about dangling one. It's not the worst thing to be called a thread-dangler.

I was talking with Sebastian--who should be appearing here soon--about using City Council and County Commissioner meetings as a stage. My idea is not to give a performance that seems like an alien appearance (from Planet Artist)--though that would be fun, too--but to give an ultra-commenter presentation. If we studied the three-minute citizen comment art form, what would be the most intense and most effective representation of that? That would be a kind of poetry.

I'm also interested in lullabys, communal rituals, commercials, epics, romance, journalism, and skywriting.
Comment by Jenny Bowen on March 12, 2009 at 12:39pm
What a perfect way to put the art of prose.
It often works when flowing with the rhythm of music.
There is something about the freestyle of creation that is almost tapping into the rhythmic heartbeat of creation itself.
Comment by Allan Wolf on March 12, 2009 at 12:05pm
This group is right down my alley, as I seek to define poetry. Words have already failed in their frailty. The definition seems to encompass God, and that will take more tools than written language. The more I learn to write the more I learn there's so much more to learn.
 

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