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POSTPONED: Avid Poetry Series: Alyse Bensel and Eric Tran

Avid Poetry Series: Alyse Bensel and Eric Tran
Event date: 
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

In the interest of keeping everyone as healthy and safe as possible, we've decided the most responsible course of action to take is to postpone our events for the rest of March. At Avid Bookshop, we're doing everything we can to take preemptive measures in hopes that it reduces the impact of COVID-19 and we're currently discussing which other events will need to be cancelled or postponed. Unfortunately,  we cannot yet provide dates for a rescheduled event, but we will be sure to provide any new information as soon as we receive it.


Avid Bookshop presents Alyse Bensel and Eric Tran for another installment of the Avid Poetry Series. This event will take place on Friday, March 27, 2020, from 6:30-7:30 pm at our Five Points location and is free and open to the public.


Alyse Bensel is the author of Rare Wondrous Things, a poetic biography of Maria Sibylla Merian (Green Writers Press, 2020), and three chapbooks, including Lies to Tell the Body (Seven Kitchens Press, 2018). Her poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Gulf Coast, Poetry International, and West Branch. She teaches at Brevard College, where she directs the Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference.

Eric Tran is a resident physician in psychiatry in Asheville, NC. His debut book of poems, The Gutter Spread Guide to Prayer, won the Autumn House Press Emerging Writer's contest. He is also the author of the chapbooks Revisions and Affairs with Men in Suits. His work appears or is forthcoming in Pleiades, Iowa Review, 32 Poems, and elsewhere.


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The Gutter Spread Guide to Prayer (Autumn House Rising Writer Prize) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938769511
Availability: Backordered - may take several weeks
Published: Autumn House Press - March 25th, 2020