Thursday March 23, 2017 6:00 PM
Join us on Thursday, March 23 to hear award-winning Florida poet Lola Haskins talk about and read from two of her books of poetry and prose. Her thirteenth poetry collection, How Small, Confronting Morning (Jacar, 2016), is plein air poetry about inland Florida. She has also written a poetry advice book and a prose book containing both history and the wildest stories she could find: Fifteen Florida Cemeteries: Strange Tales Unearthed, (University Press of Florida, 2011).
In Fifteen Florida Cemeteries, Ms. Haskins takes readers on a tour like no other. Travelling to Florida’s most interesting cemeteries, she visits Napoleon’s nephew, tells the gruesome story of a man who dug up his love and lived with her for seven years, and even shares a murder mystery. Each chapter features a substantial description of (and driving directions to) a particular location, an overview of the local community, and an extended profile of one of that cemetery’s most interesting "residents."
Lola Haskins lives in Gainesville, Florida and Skipton, Yorkshire. Her poetry has appeared in The Atlantic, the London Review of Books, London Magazine, The New York Quarterly, Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, Rattle and elsewhere, as well as having been broadcast on NPR and BBC radio. Ms. Haskins is currently serving a four year term as Honorary Chancellor of the Florida State Poets Association. Her awards include the Iowa Poetry Prize, two NEAs, two Florida Book Awards, four Florida state arts fellowships, and the Emily Dickinson prize from the Poetry Society of America. For more information, please visit her at www.lolahaskins.com.
RSVP to (941) 205-2560 or firstname.lastname@example.org.