Poetry Goes Viral: Keith Flynn, Jessica Jacobs, Adrian Rice

Join us for the next installment of #PoetryGoesViral this Thursday at 7:00pm online @CarolinaPoets featuring Keith Flynn, Jessica Jacobs and Keith Flynn. http://www.facebook.com/carolinapoets Keith Flynn (www.keithflynn.net) is the award-winning author of seven books, including six collections of poetry: most recently Colony Collapse Disorder (Wings Press, 2013) and The Skin of Meaning (Red Hen Press, Spring, 2020), and a collection of essays, entitled The Rhythm Method, Razzmatazz and Memory: How To Make Your Poetry Swing (Writer's Digest Books, 2007). From 1984-1999, he was lyricist and lead singer for the nationally acclaimed rock band, The Crystal Zoo, which produced three albums: Swimming Through Lake Eerie (1992), Pouch (1996), and the spoken-word and music compilation, Nervous Splendor (2003). He is currently touring with a supporting combo, The Holy Men, whose album, LIVE at Diana Wortham Theatre, was released in 2011. He is the Executive Director and producer of the TV show, “LIVE at White Rock Hall,” and Animal Sounds Productions, both which create collaborations between writers and musicians in video and audio formats (www.liveatwhiterockhall.com). Flynn is founder and managing editor of The Asheville Poetry Review, which began publishing in 1994. Jessica Jacobs is the author of Take Me with You, Wherever You’re Going (Four Way Books), named one of Library Journal’s Best Poetry Books of the Year and a current finalist for the Gold Crown Literary Society and Julie Suk Awards. Her debut collection, Pelvis with Distance (White Pine Press), a biography-in-poems of Georgia O'Keeffe, won the New Mexico Book Award in Poetry and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and Julie Suk Award. An avid long-distance runner, Jessica has worked as a rock-climbing instructor, bartender, and professor, and now serves as the Chapbook Editor for Beloit Poetry Journal. She lives in Asheville, NC, with her wife, the poet Nickole Brown, with whom she co-authored Write It! 100 Poetry Prompts to Inspire, forthcoming this fall from Spruce Books/PenguinRandomHouse, and is at work on parallel collections of essays and poems exploring spirituality, Torah, and Midrash. Originally from Belfast, now living with his family in Hickory NC, Adrian Rice has established himself as a poet on both sides of the Atlantic. Muck Island is housed in The Tate Gallery, and The Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The Mason’s Tongue was shortlisted for the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Literary Prize, and was nominated for the Irish Times Prize for Poetry. Hickory Station was nominated for the Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry, and a poem from Hickory Station, “Breath”, first published in the Asheville Poetry Review, was a Pushcart Prize nomination, and a (London) Guardian ‘Poem of the Week’. Rice also plays with The Belfast Boys, an Irish Traditional duo, whose album, Songs For Crying Out Loud, regularly airs across the Carolinas. He is a Lecturer in First Year Seminar at Appalachian State University, where he is also working on his doctoral dissertation, ‘Education in Poetry: Learning through Poems’. His latest book is The Strange Estate: New & Selected Poems 1986-2017 (Press 53). This event will be live-streamed on the Facebook page Carolina Poets.
  • June 25, 2020
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