Magic City Poetry Festival Reading

I was delighted to share my poem “Cahaba Elimia” (published in Exit 7) for the Magic City Poetry Festival’s Shelter in Magic Reading Series. Poetry blooms in Birmingham, so be sure to check out all the videos in the series.

Here’s the link:

https://www.magiccitypoetryfestival.org/shelter-in-magic-reading-series/2020/5/8/gabrielle-bates-c7kja?fbclid=IwAR3TMlYrC24j9jwFrrWlI_K78at1amghAnZjwGvvTwEZEtWsZo7beHllxn4

I read poetry with Joy Harjo, Jane Hirshfield, and Naomi Shihab-Nye!!

I’m humbled and delighted to read with Joy Harjo, Jane Hirshfield, and Naomi Shibah-Nye, poetry heroes,  for Wednesday Night Poetry. I hope you will watch all of these beautiful videos.

If you don’t see the video, click the title. I come in at the 32.24 mark.

CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW reviews KNOWN BY SALT!!!

I’m thrilled and honored to have Known by Salt reviewed by Ash Durrance in Crab Orchard Review Book Reviews. Please check it out here:  https://issuu.com/craborchardreview/docs/book_review_supplement_summer_2019?fbclid=IwAR2D6XUD2sGid6MTcw5hvOt98hq7GsyuGOnMgZugNxPGAtz5CK6J-9i2niw

BOOK TOUR BEGINS SOON!!!

 

 

The 2019 Known by Salt Tour and the Dark / /  Salt Sisters Tour are about to begin!!! Check it out, thanks to the Alabama Writers’ Forum, we begin at the Helen Keller Library, the first library in Alabama. How fitting!! I hope to see you at one or more of these venues. Or invite us to your reading series, university, school, or library!

WEDNesday NIGHT POetry FeAture

I’m thrilled and honored to be featured for tonight’s Wednesday Night Poetry! I’m reading my poetry, poems, showing off my bees, and reading a fabulous poem by Ada Long. Join us on Facebook! Search for Wednesday Night Poetry.

Video Reading: In the Weeds

Thank you, Kirk Lua, for publishing my poetry and this video in The Normal School.

If you don’t see the video, click the title.

Rochelle Hurt’s Take on Known by Salt

I’m thrilled that Rochelle Hurt included Known by Salt in her round-up of books “A Year in Motherhood” in the Southern Indiana Review.  What an honor to appear alongside Camille Dungy, Patrica Smith, and others! Rochelle’s lyrical take of motherhood and grandmother-hood in Known by Salt is:

Mother of squelching shame with love. Mother of chicken bones and homemade clothes and trailer parks and Southern silt. Mother of generational understanding. Mother of women making their own beauty. 

Check it out here: https://www.usi.edu/sir/reviews/the-meter-reader-2018-round-up/?fbclid=IwAR2kZdc5E9tnCg1z2ANCgi2sNJIQNHRxr_7LQ0xvP_ZmHR650hEChyGTlvs