Poetry Reading

Forest Bathing cover image Everything Gets Old cover image

Join us for an evening of poetry featuring local poets Betsy Hughes and Grace Curtis who will be reading from their new publications, Forest Bathing (Hughes) and Everything Gets Old (Curtis). Both works will be available for purchase after the reading.

Winner of the 2013 Stevens Poetry Manuscript Competition, Betsy’s first book of sonnets, Breaking Weather, was published by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies Press in 2014.  Her chapbook Bird Notes was published by Finishing Line Press in 2017. Her poems have also appeared in the Society of Classical Poets Journal, the Mad River Review, Mock Turtle Zine, and several anthologies published by the Ohio Poetry Association. 

Grace Curtis’ book, The Shape of a Box, was published in 2014 by Dos Madres Press. Her chapbook, The Surly Bonds of Earth, was selected by Stephen Dunn as the 2010 winner of the Lettre Sauvage chapbook contest and she has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize. Her prose and poetry can be found in such journals as Sou’westerThe Baltimore ReviewWaccamaw Literary Journal, and others. http://www.gracecurtispoetry.com

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