Flyleaf Second Sunday Poetry Series: Terri Kirby Erickson and Gary Phillips

Flyleaf Second Sunday Poetry Series: Terri Kirby Erickson and Gary Phillips

Sunday, May 19, 2024 - 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

*Please note May's poetry reading will be held on the third Sunday because of Mother's Day falling on the second Sunday.


Join us for our Monthly Poetry series, an afternoon of poetic readings. Featured poets will each read for 20 minutes, followed by a short break to sign books, then an open mic. Please sign up by 2:30 pm, and limit your reading to one poem, one page. Hope to see you there!

Terri Kirby Erickson is the author of seven full-length collections, including her latest Night Talks: New & Selected Poems (Press 53, 2023). A Sun Inside My Chest (Press 53, 2020), won the International Book Award for Poetry. Her work has been published widely, and her numerous awards include the Joy Harjo Poetry Prize, Annals of Internal Medicine Poetry Prize, Nautilus Silver Book Award, and the Tennessee Williams Poetry Prize. She lives in Pfafftown, North Carolina.

Gary Phillips is the author of the chapbook, Subjects Suitable for Poetry (Charlotte Literary Press, 2023). His book of poetry and occasional pieces, The Boy The Brave Girls, was published by Human Error Publishing (2016) in Wendell, Massachusetts. A former poet laureate of Carrboro, he lives in a rammed earth house with his wife. A child of Appalachia, Gary is a writer, naturalist and entrepreneur.

Event date: 
Sunday, May 19, 2024 - 2:30pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514