Former North Carolina Poet Laureate Kathryn Byer and Richard Krawiec will be reading from their new collections of poetry on Sunday, June 14, at 1 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Byer’s new chapbook from Jacar Press, “The Vishnu Bird,” is both a memorial and memoir in lyric poetry. This clean-spoken, deeply-felt chapbook remembers the poet’s dear friend by tracing his vocation of anthropology, and honoring his spiritual depth through vignettes from the speaker’s own past.
Krawiec will read from “Women Who Love Me Despite.” Krawiec is the author of two other collections of poetry, two novels, short story collection and four plays. He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and twice with the North Carolina Arts Council.
To reserve copies, call City Lights Bookstore at (828)586-9499.