Sunday, July 14, 2013

Wordplay Today ... and the Altamont Tomorrow Night

Wordplay last Sunday featured great readings by poets Gyorgyi Voros and Katherine Soniat. It's still available from the program page, or at

Today's show brings Lee Ann Brown and L. Lamar Wilson to the airwaves. They'll also be reading at the Altamont, 18 Church Steet, tomorrow, Monday evening, July 15th. Doors open at 7:00, and the reading starts at 7:30.

Lee Ann was born in Japan, grew up in Charlotte, and now lives in New York City and Marshall, NC. She's the author of Polyverse, The Sleep That Changed Everything, and In the Laurels, Caught. Her new collection, Crowns of Charlotte, celebrates the city of her rearing and some of the characters it brought into her world.

L. Lamar Wilson's Sacrelegion, just out from Carolina Wren Press, is a stunning reinvention of the memoir poem. Lee Ann says that it "chants new songlines of the sacred and profane, radiating legions of regions we must all negotiate together. Love, life, identity and language wrestle and riff here with pure expressive power." He's currently pursuing a doctorate in African-American studies at UNC Chapel Hill.
Tune in at 5:00 on

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