Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Congratulations KB

Congratulations to Chattanooga Writers Guild member KB Ballentine. She will read from and sign copies of her new book, Fragments of Light at Carpe Librum Booksellers, 5113A Kingston Pike, Knoxville on Saturday, September 26, 2009, at 2 p.m.
I have read the book and recommend it highly.
According to the Press Release:
Fragments of Light explores how light and shadows affect both nature and people. One reader states, "It reminds me of a Monet painting with all the soft colors in the poems." Steven Cramer, MFA Creative Writing Program Director at Lesley University, notes that KB "invites nature 'indoors,' into her subjective life." Fragments of Light tempts the reader to linger with each poem as language wraps around illusion.

Ballentine teaches theatre arts and creative writing at Rhea County High School. Celtic Cat Publishing published her first collection of poems, Gathering Stones, in 2008. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and publications, including Bent Pin, MO: Writings from the River, Sequoia Review, River Poets Journal, and Naugatuck River Review. In 2006 she was a finalist for the Joy Harjo Poetry Award and in 2006 and 2007 was awarded a prize from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund. Readers can contact KB via her website:

For those of you attending the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, KB will participate in the panel "Stones and Light: The Natural World in Verse." at noon on Saturday, October 10. She will sign copies of her books at 1:30 p.m.

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