Flyleaf Second Sundays Poetry Series & Open Mic feat. Bill Griffin and Erika Howsare
Sunday 7/14, 3pm
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!
Bill Griffin is a family doctor in a small town in North Carolina. Poetry may not have saved his patients (although some have been preserved in verse) but poetry has certainly saved him. The poems in this latest chapbook, Riverstory: Treestory (The Orchard Street Press, 2018), have been collected over years of seeking spiritual connection with the natural world. They are inspired by the spot of color on a salamander, the wild conversation of a mountain stream, the cry of a tanager from the highest oak, and most of all by time spent outdoors in the company of other souls: human, animal, plant, planet.
Erika Howsare is the author of How Is Travel a Folded Form?, published in 2018 by Saddle Road Press, and FILL: A Collection, co-written with Kate Schapira and published in 2016 by Trembling Pillow Press. Her sixth chapbook will appear from Dancing Girl Press in 2020. Erika's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming at Fence, Verse, Conjunctions, and other journals, and her prose at the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, and The Millions. She lives in rural Virginia, where she works as a journalist and posts photos of the ground at erikahowsare.com.