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Pop-Up Author Katie Ellen Bowers

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Stop by this free Saturday morning pop up and meet poet Katie Ellen Bowers and her debut collection, This Earthly Body!

“Katie Ellen Bowers’ poems arise first from the shame that women heap upon other women, from sins and imperfections both real and imagined, and finally from the passions of being a wife and mother. All along the way, Bower finds the elusive voice so often hidden within the body, knowing all along that Whitman was absolutely right when he said, “these are not the parts and poems of the body only, but of the soul.” -Denton Loving, author of Crimes Against Birds & Tamp

“From fig trees and fern-green to strawberry cakes and bathtubs, these poems ask the reader to reconsider what makes a space sacred. Can a woman ever truly feel safe in her own body? With needle-sharp attention to detail and lyric prowess, Bowers shows us poems that are shedding their skins, transforming, reaching up for the sun. We learn how beauty and decay can co-exist, how to make the body holy again.”~Megan Denton Ray, author of Mustard, Milk, and Gin

Originally from Charleston, SC, she has found a home in the small rural town of Heath Springs, SC, where she resides with her husband and daughter. She is a graduate of Winthrop University where she first discovered her love for poetry. Her poetry can be found in several literary journals and magazines such as Kakalak, Qu Literary Magazine, and Good Printed Things. She has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize for poetry. Her debut poetry collection with Main Street Rag will be released this spring.

Details

Date:
August 10
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Venue

M. Judson Booksellers
130 S. Main St.
Greenville, 29601 United States
Phone
864-603-2412