Tony Reevy Poetry Reading and Book Signing: Old North (Iris Press)
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Registration Ends: 9/29/2013 11:59 PM (ET)
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Join us for this special reading by poet, Tony Reevy, from his new collection of poems Old North, a book of poems about the places, history and culture of North Carolina and its geographical regions.
“Hard to fit great big North Carolina into a book of poems, yet Tony Reevy has flat done it. Reevy is particularly gifted at assaying ways in which ours is a haunted land, as he takes us from the ghost lights at Brown Mountain, past a phantom cafe in tobacco town, all the way down to a conjure scene in the old Southport burying ground. Quite a marvelous tour of place and spirit! “—Bland Simpson
Senior associate director of the Institute for the Environment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tony Reevy is a graduate of North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill and Miami University. He is a David P. Morgan Award winner (2006) and a Pushcart Prize nominee. His previous publications include poetry, non-fiction and short fiction, including the non-fiction books Ghost Train! and O. Winston Link: Life Along the Line, and the poetry chapbooks Green Cove Stop, Magdalena, Lightning in Wartime, and In Mountain Lion Country. His first book of poetry, Old North, was published by Iris Press in May 2013. He resides in Durham, North Carolina with wife, Caroline Weaver, and children Lindley and Ian.