Sundown Poetry Series 2018-05-09T20:27:23+00:00

Sundown Poetry Series

Coordinators
Barbara G.S. Hagerty, Ed Gold, and Katherine Williams

Dock Street Theatre Courtyard
135 Church Street

After each reading, the evening continues with a reception at a near-by gallery.
7:30-8:30 pm
Reception Locations To Be Announced

Click for More Information

Susan Laughter Meyers Tribute

Tue., May 29, 6:30pm

Susan Laughter Meyers’s last poetry collection, My Dear, Dear Stagger Grass, won the inaugural Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize, and was a finalist for the National Poetry Series, the Prairie Schooner Book Prize, and the Robert Dana Anhinga Poetry Prize.  She was the 2013 recipient of The SC Academy of Authors’ Carrie McCray Nickens Fellowship.  Her poems appear in Prairie Schooner, NC Literary Review, Poemeleon, and Rabbit.  A longtime PSSC officer, as well as co-coordinator of Litchfield Tea and Poetry and the Piccolo Spoleto Sundown Poetry Series, Meyers passed away suddenly last June.

Friends of the poet will pay tribute to Meyers with this reading.

Reception Info

Kate Daniels

Wed., May 30, 6:30pm

Kate Daniels was born in Richmond, Virginia. She was educated at the University of Virginia (B.A. and M.A. in English Literature) and Columbia University (M.F.A. School of the Arts). She is the author of four books of poetry, most recently, A Walk in Victoria’s Secret. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she teaches and directs the creative writing program at Vanderbilt. A recent Guggenheim Fellow, she is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Daniels will present a thirty-five minute reading of her poetry.

Reception Info

Horace Mungin

Thu., May 31, 6:30pm

Horace Mungin is a poet and author from the Black Arts Movement of the 1960’s. Much of his work is characteristic of the wealth of literary thought created by the newly embolden African American poets and writers of the Black Power period.  Mungin is also founder of Black Forum Magazine, a national poetry publication now enshrined in an exhibition on the Black Arts Movement at the National Museum for African American History and Culture. His book, Or Does It Explode was a first finalist for the 2017 Phillis Wheatley Award in fiction.

Reception Info

Rich Ferguson

Fri., June 1, 6:30pm

Poet Rich Ferguson will perform a set of poems entitled, Things About Myself and the World that I Will and Won’t explain to my Year-Old Daughter When She’s Older, which reveal how difficult it can be when wondering how much, or little, of life one should reveal to a child.

Reception Info

Ann Herlong-Bodman

Tue., June 5, 6:30pm

Ann Herlong-Bodman’s poetry was nominated for Best of the Net 2015. Her work appears in numerous journals including The South Carolina Review, The Courtland Review, South 85, Women Arts Quarterly, Kakalak and Main Street Rag. In addition to her chapbook, Pulled out of Sleep, she has published a novel and a travel (sailing) book. She volunteers as an English as a Second Language teacher and chairs the state-wide high school poetry writing contest, The Skylark Contest, for the Poetry Society of South Carolina, an organization dear to her heart.

Reception Info

Gary Jackson

Wed., June 6, 6:30pm

Gary Jackson will read from his award-winning poetry collection, Missing You, Metropolis, as well as read new published poems that revolve around superheroes, the Midwest, loss, biraciality, familial diaspora, and what it means to be simultaneously foreigner and native – sometimes to your own kin and country.

Reception Info

Ellen Rachlin

Thu., June 7, 6:30pm

Ellen Rachlin will present a reading of poems from her recent collection, Permeable Divide. She has published two collections of her poems, Until Crazy Catches Me, and she serves as Treasurer of The Poetry Society of America.

Reception Info

Susan Ludvigson

Fri., June 8, 6:30pm

Susan Ludvigson has published nine collections of poems, first with John Blair; eight with LSU Press, most recently Escaping the House of Certainty. She has poems published in The Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, Poetry Magazine, The Georgia Review, Southern Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, etc. Ludvigson’s fellowships include Guggenheim, Rockefeller, NEA, and Fulbright, among others.

Reception Info