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Poetry Participants

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John Amen

Christening the Dancer
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John Amen is the author of Christening the Dancer, More of Me Disappears, At the Threshold of Alchemy, and The New Arcana (with Daniel Y. Harris). He edits Pedestal Magazine.

Genres:Poetry, Publishing

Anthony Kodwo Amos

(Moderator)
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Anthony Amos is the coordinator for the Verbs & Vibes Open Mic Night--a platform for all artists to be heard. His motto is "One mic, an audience, and your voice, whether you're in the audience or on stage."

Genre:Poetry

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Flora Lark Baily will perform her poetry at the Verbs & Vibes mic night. There are four principles to her work: the personal is political, emotional honesty is important, self-knowledge is empowering, and creativity is healing.

Genre:Poetry

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Jona Noelle Baily will perform her poetry at the Verbs & Vibes mic night. Combining intimate storytelling with heartfelt vulnerability and honesty, her poetry is a reflection of the pain and joy of her personal life experience.

Genre:Poetry

CM Burroughs

The Vital System
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CM Burroughs, author of The Vital System, was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She has been awarded fellowships from Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is the Elma Stuckey Emerging Poet-in-Residence at Columbia College.

Genre:Poetry

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Claire Cameron

Braver Than You Believe: True Stories of Losing Love and Finding Self
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Claire Cameron, coauthor with Sue Mangum of Braver Than You Believe: True Stories of Losing Love and Finding Self, is an educational psychologist. Her non-fiction writing seeks to reveal the hidden sides of our human experience to the light of understanding and acceptance.

Genres:Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Mary Helen Detmer

Brown's Cove Poems: Along Doyle's River
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Mary Detmer, author of Brown's Cove Poems: Along Doyle's River, studied poetry and the New Testament at the University of Virginia. She has published in the Virginia Quarterly Review. She is an overseas member of The Cambridge Poetry Group.

Genre:Poetry

Paul Guest

My Index of Slightly Horrifying Knowledge
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Paul Guest, author of My Index of Slightly Horrifying Knowledge, teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Virginia. A Guggenheim Fellow and Whiting Writers' Award winner, he lives in Charlottesville.

Genre:Poetry

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas

Allison Hedge Coke (Huron/Metis/Cherokee/Creek), editor of Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas, teaches English at the University of Central Oklahoma. She is the author of four books of poems, a memoir and won the American Book Award for Dog Road Woman.

Genre:Poetry