2 p.m. | McIntyre's Books
North Carolina Poetry Society Readings with Beth Cagle, Leslie Rupracht, & Lisa Zerkle
Beth Ann Cagle, a Kakalak editor and moonShine review senior editor, has served as a former newspaper reporter/photographer and creative writing college instructor. She authored the first place poetry chapbook, The Fearless Tattoo, and her first full-length poetry collection, Family Matters, from Main Street Rag Publishing Company. Beth’s poetry and photography have appeared in numerous journals in the US, UK, and Australia including Slipstream, Tulane Review, Blue Collar Review, New York Quarterly, GSU Review, Artisan, Ibbetson Street, Iodine Poetry Journal, and The Main Street Rag.
Leslie M. Rupracht, longtime senior associate editor of Iodine Poetry Journal, is also photography and copy editor for moonshine review. A poet, writer, visual artist, and advocate for the environment, sustainability, and animal rescue, Leslie lives in Charlotte with her husband/favorite architect and their adopted K9 kid. Leslie’s poetry collection, Splintered Memories, explores her mom’s loss of memory and mobility due to multiple sclerosis (MS), and honors the ever-enduring mother-daughter bond.
Lisa Zerkle’s work was featured in Nimrod and in Press 53’s Spotlight anthology. Her work is forthcoming in The Ledge magazine, and has appeared in Charlotte Viewpoint, Sixfold, poemmenoirstory, Crucible, Main Street Rag and Literary Mama, among others. She has served as President of the North Carolina Poetry Society, community columnist for The Charlotte Observer, and editor of Kakalak. Heart of the Light, her first chapbook, is available from Finishing Line Press.