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!
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.
Jim and I had the best time reading in Madison and Monticello, Georgia for the Local Readings Series in December! Thank you, Luke McFarland, for inviting us to read and to visit your classes at Monticello High. Thank you, Susan Draeger and Doug Olive, for hosting us in your lovely guest house and for holding a reading at your fabulous restaurant Mint Juleps in Madison. (I loved your goats!) Thank you, Aislinn, for wowing us with your beautiful songs! And thank you, Monticello high school students, for sharing your work and ideas with us.
I’m looking forward to reading with Jim Braziel in Madison on the 17th and in Monticello on the 18th!
Check out Claire Matturro’s review of Known by Salt in First Draft!
I had a wonderful time talking with poetry editor and poet Alina Stefanescu about busted biscuits and poetry for Pidgeonholes. Visit them. Check out all their weird words. You won’t be sorry.