Last night, my local writers’ organization (SWAG Writers–the Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta Group of Writers, a sub-chapter of the Virginia Writers Club), hosted our annual Poetry Month reading. About 15 people were in attendance to hear wonderful work by four poets with very different styles and voices. The reading was in a great venue and a terrific addition to the arts community in Staunton–The Space (The Staunton Performing Arts Center Experience).
The first reader was John Most. John is from Crozet, Virginia but has lived and studied in Europe and New York. He read work from a complicated new project, but he also talked about published work and a long-term project that includes Atelier, available on CD. In honor of Poetry Month, John kicked off with a poem by H.D.
Next up is Angela Marie Carter. Angela’s book, Memory Chose a Woman’s Body, will be out very soon from Unbound CONTENT. A confessional poet, Angela’s work is sometimes dark and disturbing, but always bold. Still she managed to end on an upbeat note!
And then we sampled the refreshments.
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