Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Series & Open Mic: Earl Huband & David Manning

Thursday 2/14, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (informal get-together next door at The Root Cellar, 6 p.m.)

Featured poet(s) 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 6:45 p.m. Each open mic reader will be limited to no more than a page of poetry. There’s an informal get-together before the reading at 6:30 p.m. next door at Root Cellar. Hope to see you there!

The poems of Earl Carlton Huband have appeared in journals such as America, Iodine Poetry Journal, The Main Street Rag, The Road Not Taken, and Visions International; in anthologies such as Earth and Soul, Heron Clan, Kakalak, and Pinesong; and in the textbook Unlocking the Poem. The Innocence of Education, based on Huband’s experiences as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Sultanate of Oman, won Longleaf Press at Methodist University’s 2018 chapbook contest.


David Treadway Manning is author of nine chapbooks including The Ice-Carver, winner of the 2004 Longleaf Press competition and, more recently, The Girl Who Came Out with the Stars (Old Mountain Press, 2012) and Genes (Finishing Line Press, 2013). Two full-length collections, The Flower Sermon (2007) and Soledad (2014) were published by Main Street Rag.


Praise for Earl Carlton Huband and David Treadway Manning

The Innocence of  Education could be called The Education of Earl Huband.  Innocence survives cultures.  Education settles the uneasy ways which distinguish people.  Huband’s Americana charts a seriously humorous sway, as The Innocence of Education surprises and sustains the story of an American living and teaching English among the Arabs.  Henry James would love the book, too, as I do, especially its compassion for travel, biography, and autobiography.”

Shelby Stephenson, Poet Laureate of North Carolina, 2015-2018:

"David Manning delivers a truly remarkable reading experience.In Singularities the images are telling. The settings of time and place are both immutable and oddly interchangeable. The voice that delivers them is exactly blunt enough to be credible without being abstruse. This is a book to hang onto forever, or at least for whatever time we have left."

—Phebe Davidson

Event date: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514