As we all know, you're not really a poet until you've won a Pulitzer Prize, your books have sold a million copies and you've been named Poet Laureate, right? Wrong! While Western North Carolina is home to a number of poets who have rightly gained notoriety and maybe even a little income due to the quality of their work, there are many others who either have not yet been discovered, or choose to write poetry not for fame or money but simply for the joy of expressing themselves.
This coming Friday, starting at 6:00 PM, Accent on Books will be celebrating these lesser known poets with an event we're calling "Community Voices," a kind of "open-mic" evening where those who have not yet had an opportunity to have their poetry heard can share it with an audience. If you or someone you know would like to participate we do ask that you contact us ahead of time (828-252-6255, or firstname.lastname@example.org ) so we'll know how to structure the evening.
So come on out Friday, enjoy some light refreshments, and celebrate the essence of poetry: the magical use of language for the pure love of it.