Poet guest on July 25
Longtime area musician and poet Gerald Sloan will read from his new book, Crossings, A Memoir in Verse, at the monthly meeting of the Ozark Poets and Writers Collective at 7 p.m. July 25 at Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville.
The book cover notes that “this newest verse memoir by Gerry Sloan contains over a hundred poetic, literary and photographic insights, commentaries and reminiscences of life in rural mid-America and reflections on what it means today.”
The volume by the retired University of Arkansas music professor features photos taken by his friend Rick Squires and will be available that evening at Nightbird for sale and signing by the author.
As always, the program includes spoken-word open mic sessions for audience members, with a four-minute limit.
The program is free, but donations are accepted. Young people are welcome, but the program may include adult language and themes.
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