Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sunday, Nov. 9: After Shocks anthology reading by 11 poets, Charlotte, NC

After Shocks: The Poetry of Recovery
Anthology reading by 11 poets

Sun., Nov. 9
Joseph Beth Booksellers
Charlotte, NC

One of the most moving readings I've ever participated in was this one by eleven of the 115 poets in the anthology After Shocks: The Poetry of Recovery for Life-Shattering Events. Each poet read his or her own poem in the anthology, plus one by a poet who was not able to attend. After Shocks was compiled, edited, and published by Tom Lombardo, of Atlanta. It includes work by poets from all over the world. There are sections on death, divorce, abuse, and so forth--even one on "the stresses of living." Yet, despite the weight of these subjects, there is humor and much hope within its pages. I highly recommend this book.

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