Come to the North Carolina Botanical Garden for this special reading by poet Tony Reevy from his new collection of poems Old North (Iris Press, 2013), a book of poems about the places, history, and culture
of North Carolina and its geographical regions.
Hard to fit great big North Carolina into a book of poems, yet Tony Reevy has flat done it. Reevy is particularly gifted at assaying ways in which ours is a haunted land, as he takes us from the ghost lights at Brown Mountain, past a phantom cafe in tobacco town, all the way down to a conjure scene in the old Southport burying ground. Quite a marvelous tour of place and spirit!
Senior associate director of the Institute for the Environment at UNC-Chapel Hill, Tony Reevy is a graduate of NC State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Miami University. He is a David P. Morgan Award winner (2006) and a Pushcart Prize nominee. His previous publications include poetry, non-fiction, and short fiction, including the non-fiction books Ghost Train! and O. Winston Link: Life Along the Line,
and the poetry chapbooks Green Cove Stop, Magdalena, Lightning in Wartime, and In Mountain Lion Country.
Free, but please register through our website: http://ncbg.unc.edu/calendar/