September 25, 2022
Come out and join us for a wonderful afternoon of local poetry!
Gary Phillips was the 2016-2019 poet laureate of Carrboro, North Carolina. He lives in a rammed earth house in Silk Hope, North Carolina. A child of Appalachia, Gary reads poetry and Afro-Futurism, studies amphibian activities on full moon nights and was once a commissioner in Chatham County. His book of poetry and occasional pieces, The Boy The Brave Girls was printed in 2016 by Human Error Publishing.
In 2019, a manuscript of Paul Jones’ poems crashed into the moon carried by Israel’s Beresheet lander. In 2021, Jones was inducted into the NC State Computer Science Hall of Fame. His latest collection is Something Wonderful. His chapbook, What the Welsh and Chinese Have in Common (NCWN, 1990), is now hard to find. Jones has published poems in Poetry, Tar River Poetry, Hudson Review, North Carolina Literary Review, and Broadkill Review as well as in cookbooks, in travel anthologies, in collections about passion, love, and in The Best American Erotic Poems: 1800 – Present (Scribner, 2008). He has had multiple Pushcart and Best of the Web nominations.
Pat Riviere-Seel’s most recent poetry collection, When There Were Horses, was published by Main Street Rag in September, 2021. Her previous collections include: Nothing Below but Air, The Serial Killer’s Daughter, and No Turning Back Now. Pat taught poetry classes for UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program for 15 years before moving to Yancey County in 2019. Pat has worked as a newspaper journalist, a publicist, and as a lobbyist for nonprofit organizations in the Maryland State House. She is a member of the Friends of Weymouth Board of Directors.