Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Note from Susan Meyers


(formerly known as the Main Branch Poetry Series)

proudly presents



SCOTT OWENS, of Hickory, NC

Tuesday, Feb. 23

7 - 8 p.m.

Circular Congregational Church, Sharpe Room

150 Meeting St., Charleston, 29401

Free & open to the public

Co-sponsored by The Poetry Society of SC, LILA, and the Charleston County Public Library.


From our featured poets we’ll hear distinct, memorable voices:

--“I walk in wind and a wonderful emptiness. / Aesthetics is all about space, I would say. . .” –from Michael Lythgoe’s “Georgia O’Keeffe Remembers Texas”

--“Take a sip of wine, / let it worry your mouth. / Open up the dirty window. / When moonlight is weeping / on the lawn, scatter crackers . . .” –from Linda Annas Ferguson’s “How to Forgive”

--“We put it together like any future / you might imagine, stroke by stroke / spreading blue across the page / and beyond the page, pencil-thin. . .” –from Scott Owens’s “Making Sky with Sawyer at 2”


MICHAEL H. LYTHOE’s chapbook, Brass, won the PSSC Kinloch Rivers contest in 2006. He is an Indiana native now living in Aiken. As a retired Air Force officer, Mike has lived in Saigon, Izmir, Turkey, Madrid, Spain, and London. He taught at Syracuse University and worked at the Smithsonian in D.C. He has an MFA from Bennington College. He will be reading from his full collection, Holy Week.

LINDA ANNAS FERGUSON is the author of five collections of poetry, including her newest book, Dirt Sandwich (Press 53, 2009). She was the 2005 Poetry Fellow for the South Carolina Arts Commission and served as the 2003-04 Poet-in-Residence for the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston. A recipient of the Poetry Fellowship of the South Carolina Academy of Authors, she is a member of the Academy’s Board of Governors. Her work is archived by Furman University Special Collections in the James B. Duke Library.

SCOTT OWENS, author of five collections of poetry, is editor of Wild Goose Poetry Review, author of “Musings” (a weekly column on poetry), founder of Poetry Hickory, Vice President of the Poetry Council of North Carolina, and a writer of reviews of contemporary poetry. His work has received awards from the Academy of American Poets, the NC Writers’ Network, the NC Poetry Society, and the Poetry Society of SC and received a Special Mention from the 2009 Pushcart Prize. Born in Greenwood, SC, he has lived in NC for the past 25 years and currently teaches at Catawba Valley Community College.


Please come out to support this series and hear this talented threesome. Hope to see you there!



Susan Meyers
P.O. Box 188
Summerville, SC 29484

1 comment:

  1. I wish I could be at this one! Such a great line up of readers!!!