Thursday, April 14, 2011


Winder Binder Gallery will host Robert Morgan, member of the fellowship of southern writers, winner of an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a featured poet in Southern Light: Twelve Contemporary Southern Poets on Saturday, April 16 at 6:00 PM. Launch of the book will continue at 2:00 PM on Sunday, April 17, with reading by other contributors to the book (biographical sketches attached).

Robert Morgan
Robert Morgan is the author of eleven books of poetry, most recently The Strange Attractor: New and Selected Poems and October Crossing. He has also published eight volumes of fiction, including Gap Creek and Brave Enemies: A Novel of the American Revolution. Winner of the Hanes Poetry Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers, the North Carolina Award, and the Appalachian Heritage Award, he has also received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Gap Creek, a New York Times bestseller, also received the Southern Book Award. A nonfiction book, Boone: A Biography, received the Kentucky Book Award in 2008. A native of western North Carolina and a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, Morgan has taught since 1971 at Cornell University where he is now Kappa Alpha Professor of English.

Winder Binder Gallery and Book Store will host the book launch for Southern Light: Twelve Contemporary Southern Poets at 2:00 PM, Sunday, April 17. This launch will be part of their 4th Annual Faux Bridges Art and Literature Festival
Faux Bridges also has a Facebook page!/event.php?eid=146361792098062

For Immediate Release

Contact: Ray Zimmerman

Ford, Falcon and McNeil, publishers, are pleased to announce the release of Southern Light: Twelve Contemporary Southern Poets, a diverse collection of authors connected to the southern landscape. Each poet speaks, with a unique voice, of a land illuminated by the hot southern sun. Over 180 poems celebrate both regional traditions and life in the New South.

The collection begins with twenty poems reclaimed from out of print works by Robert Morgan and continues with poems by regional writers. Many of the works are published in this volume for the first time while others are well known and award winning.

Southern Light includes poems by: Robert Morgan, Penny Dyer, Bill Brown, Bruce Majors, Jenny Sadre-Orafai, Rebecca Cook, Ray Zimmerman, E. Smith Gilbert, Helga Kidder, K. B. Ballentine, Finn Bille, and Dan Powers.

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