Flyleaf Second Sundays Poetry Series & Open Mic feat. Annie Woodford and Diana Engel
Sunday 3/8, 3 pm
Featured poets will each read for approximately 20 minutes and, after a short break for the readers to sign books, there will be a poetry open mic. Please sign up to read no later than 2:45 pm. Each open mic reader will be limited to no more than a page of poetry. Hope to see you there!
Annie Woodford’s writing has appeared in The Greensboro Review, One by Jacar Press, Carolina Quarterly, Appalachian Journal, Raleigh Review, and Cold Mountain Review, among others.
Her first book of poetry—Bootleg—was published by Groundhog Poetry Press in Spring 2019. It uses the life of North Carolina banjo revolutionary Charlie Poole as its organizing principle, both sonically and thematically. That his art was born of a mixture of classical training and the staccato modernity of the machinery of textile mills speaks to her own background as a poet of both formal training and working-class roots.
A Tennessee native, Diana Ewell Engel credits caring parents for sparking her imagination in the choice of an Austen/Bronte-worthy childhood home with a yard hosting the spruce she climbed to write verse. Her poems appear in diverse journals and anthologies. Having served as editor of two local poetry collections, she currently tutors college-level writing and leads reading and writing response workshops in the Triad area. Excavating Light, her chapbook published in 2019 by Finishing Line Press, explores memory. As she walks her wrack line, the world enters, animated by tide, wind, trees, sleet and a blood moon.