Flyleaf Second Sundays Poetry Series & Open Mic feat. Debra Kaufman and Katie Bowler Young
Sunday 2/9, 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!
Debra Kaufman is the prize-winning author of four full-length poetry collections—God Shattered, Delicate Thefts, The Next Moment, and A Certain Light—as well as three chapbooks and dozens of short and full-length plays. Her poems have appeared in many literary magazines, including Southern Poetry Review, Greensboro Review, Poetry East, North Carolina Literary Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Tar River Review, and in several anthologies, including Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont, The Sound of Poets Cooking, Word and Witness: 100 Years of North Carolina Poetry, and The Art and Craft of Poetry. She recently produced Illuminated Dresses, monologues by fourteen women on the theme of clothing and identity, at Burning Coal Theatre in Raleigh. A Midwest native, she has lived in North Carolina for thirty years and serves as an editor for the online journal One and on the Paul Green Foundation's board of trustees. She is a founding member of the Black Socks Poets.
Katie Bowler Young is author of Through Water with Ease, Louisiana Literature Press, 2019; State Street, Bull City Press, 2009; and Enrique Alférez: Sculptor, The Historic New Orleans Collection, forthcoming. Her work has appeared in The Southern Review, Carolina Quarterly, Soundings East, and other publications. Katie is director of global relations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and senior editor of Carolina Passport, an international education magazine produced through an internship program in her office.