Piccolo Spoleto Festival 2013
Charleston Poetry Walk

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Monday, May 27
William P. Baldwin
William P. Baldwin, of McClellanville, SC, is a novelist, poet, biographer, and historian with works spanning myriad subjects. His works of poetry include the award-winning The Unpainted South: Carolina’s Vanishing World and the newly released These Our Offerings: A Place & Time of Southern Magic. Marjory Wentworth describes his poems as “heartfelt, salt-tinged, rooted in place, and full of wisdom.”


Tuesday, May 28
Lola Haskins
Lola Haskins, of Gainesville, FL, is the author of ten collections of poetry, most recently The Grace to Leave (Anhinga Press). Her poetry has also appeared in The Atlantic, The Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. She is also the author of Not Feathers Yet: A Beginner’s Guide to the Poetic Life. She teaches at Rainier Writing Workshop, a low-residency MFA program in Tacoma, WA.


Wednesday, May 29
Ed Gold

Ed Gold, of Charleston, has published poems in numerous journals, including Cimarron Review, New York Quarterly, New Orleans Review, and Poet Lore. Originally from Baltimore, he received an M.A. in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University. He taught for thirteen years in the Department of English at the University of Maryland at College Park.



Thursday, May 30
Barbara G. S. Hagerty
Barbara G. S. Hagerty, of Charleston, SC, is the author of The Guest House (2009) and Motherfish (2012), both from Finishing Line Press. She has published essays, columns, and poems in numerous periodicals. Her awards include a Fellowship in Poetry by the South Carolina Arts Commission. Bassist Anthony del Porto, of the bluegrass band Southern Flavor, will accompany her reading.


Friday, May 31
Glenis Redmond
Glenis Redmond is a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist, an NC Arts Council Literary Fellow, a Cave Canem Fellow, and recipient of other fellowships and awards. She performs and teaches poetry throughout the world. She is the author of Backbone (Underground Epics), a full-length collection of poems; two chapbooks; and two CDs. She is currently the Poet in Residence at the Peace Center in Greenville, SC.


Monday, June 3
Emily Rosko
Emily Rosko’s books include Pop Rockery, awarded the 2011 Akron Poetry Prize; Raw Goods Inventory, a 2005 Iowa Poetry Prize winner; and A Broken Thing: Poets on the Line. Her work is also widely published in journals. A recipient of the Stegner, Ruth Lilly, and Jacob K. Javits fellowships, she is assistant professor of English at the College of Charleston and poetry editor of Crazyhorse.



Tuesday, June 4
Randy Spencer
Randy Spencer, of Chapin, SC, is the author of two chapbooks, What the Body Knows, published through the SC Poetry Initiative, and The Failure of Magic. A physician, he also has an MFA in Poetry from USC. He will be reading a poem about Robert Frost, “Frost: A Poem for Voices.” Reading with him will be Lisa Kerr, poet and fiction writer, as well as associate professor at MUSC.


Wednesday, June 5
Alice Osborn
Alice Osborn, of Raleigh, NC, is the author of three books of poetry: After the Steaming Stops, Unfinished Projects, and Right Lane Ends. Her poems have also been published in the The Broad River Review, The Pedestal Magazine, The Raleigh News and Observer, and elsewhere. A long-time teacher of writing workshops, she serves as Writer in Residence in the Artists in the Schools Program.


Thursday, June 6
Henk Brandt
Henk Brandt, of Charleston, is the author of Sleeping with Sophia and has two more books—one poetry, one a memoir—forthcoming. As a poet, teacher, and scholar, he has devoted the past decade to research in the area of Liberation Psychology. His research has led him to work with individuals and groups in developing psycho-spiritual processes and new paradigms for “re-visioning our lives.”


Friday, June 7
Sandra Beasley
Sandra Beasley, of Washington, DC, is the author of I Was the Jukebox, winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; and Theories of Falling, the New Issues Poetry Prize winner. Her most recent book is the memoir Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life. Other honors for her work include selection for the 2010 Best American Poetry and as the University of Mississippi Summer Poet in Residence.