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Friends of the Carlyle Campbell Library: Spring 2021 Virtual Program

The Poets

Todd Colby is a Brooklyn-based poet and artist. Colby is the author of six books of poetry. His most recent book, Splash State, was published by The Song Cave in 2014. His writing and art have recently appeared in The Believer, Bomb Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Denver Quarterly, Dizzy Magazine, Hyperallergic, and Poetry Magazine.

Poet and essayist Joanna Penn Cooper is the author of The Itinerant Girl’s Guide to Self-Hypnosis (Brooklyn Arts Press), What Is a Domicile (Noctuary Press), and Crown (Ravenna Press). She is also the author of the recent chapbooks When We Were Fearsome and Wild Apples from Ethel Zine & Micro-Press. Joanna has taught writing and literature at several colleges, and she currently teaches courses for the Creative Nonfiction Foundation, Meredith College, and her own company, Muse Writing & Creative Support. Her work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day feature, as well as South Dakota Review, Zócalo Public Square, Christian Century, Poetry International, and other journals. She lives in Durham, North Carolina

Jessica Q. Stark is a poet and educator living in Jacksonville, Florida. Her first full-length poetry collection, Savage Pageant, was published by Birds, LLC in March 2020 and was named one of the "Best Poetry Books of 2020" in the Boston Globe and in Hyperallergic. She is the author of four poetry chapbooks, including INNANET (forthcoming 2021, The Offending Adam). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Pleiades, Poetry Daily, Carolina Quarterly, wildness, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Hobart Pulp, Glass Poetry Journal, and others. She is an Assistant Poetry Editor for AGNI and the Comics Editor for Honey Literary. She teaches writing at the University of North Florida.

Julia Story is the author of Post Moxie (Sarabande Books), The Trapdoor (Dancing Girl Press); Julie the Astonishing (Sixth Finch Books); and Spinster for Hire (The Word Works). Her work has been awarded a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in many publications including Diode, Ploughshares, The Paris Review, Sixth Finch, and The New Yorker. She is from Indiana and now lives in Massachusetts.

Spring 2021 Event Information

The Friends of the Carlyle Campbell Library

Co-sponsored by the Meredith College English Department

with support of the Mary Lynch Johnson Endowment


 How It Started / How It's Going:

A Poetry Reading by Todd Colby, Joanna Penn Cooper, Jessica Q. Stark, and Julia Story

  • Tuesday, March 30, 2021
  • 7:00 pm
  • on Zoom
  • FREE
  • All are welcome to join us!

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