February Poetry Hickory To Feature Double Header, Feb. 13

Michael Gaspeny

Hickory – In a rare “double header,” February’s Poetry Hickory will feature two renowned authors: Al Maginnes of Raleigh and Michael Gaspeny of Greensboro.

Between the two of them, Maginnes and Gaspeny have authored more than a dozen books and won about the same number of prestigious awards for their writing, including the Randall Jarrell Poetry Award, the O.Henry Short Story Contest, and the Jacar Press Poetry Award.

Both have been college instructors for decades and worked as reporters and columnists as well.

Gaspeny’s newest book is “Flight Manual: New and Selected Poems,” and Maginnes’ is “Sleeping Through the Graveyard Shift.”

Al Maginnes

Everything starts at 6:15 at Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse in downtown Hickory, and the Open Mic will follow the featured readers.

To register to read in the Open Mic, contact Scott Owens at 828-234-4266 or [email protected]

Poetry Hickory is a monthly reading series held the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30 P.M.