Flyleaf Second Sunday Poetry Series: Janis Harrington and J.S. Absher


Sunday, February 15, 2023 - 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

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Flyleaf will offer seating for up to 75 in-person guests, with priority access given to folks who purchase the book. Masks recommended.

Flyleaf Books is pleased to welcome back our regular Poetry Series! Join us on the Second Sunday of the month for an afternoon of poetic readings. All are welcome.

Janis Harrington’s second full-length book, How to Cut a Woman in Half, was a Finalist for the Able Muse Press Book Award. She won the Lena Shull Book Award, given by the North Carolina Poetry Society, for her first collection, Waiting for the Hurricane. In 2022, she was a finalist for the James Applewhite Poetry Prize and the Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition. A Chapel Hill resident, she has published poems in Tar River Poetry, Journal of the American Medical Association, and North Carolina Literary Review, and other journals.

J.S. Absher’s first collection, Mouth Work, won the 2015 Lena Shull Book Award from the North Carolina Poetry Society. He is also the author of two chapbooks. His nonfiction books, Love Letters of a Mississippi Lawyer and My Own Life, or The Deserted Wife, were published in 2021. His poems have appeared in many journals including the North Carolina Literary Review, San Pedro River Review and Tar River Poetry. In 2018, he won the Larson Poetry Prize from BYU Studies Quarterly. He lives in Raleigh with his wife, Patti.

Event date: 
Sunday, January 15, 2023 - 2:30pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
How to Cut a Woman in Half: Poems By Janis Harrington Cover Image
ISBN: 9781773490946
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days, supply chain issues may affect these times
Published: Able Muse Press - November 25th, 2022

Skating Rough Ground By J. S. Absher Cover Image
ISBN: 9781639801176
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days, supply chain issues may affect these times
Published: Kelsay Books - May 15th, 2022