The Lee Street Listening Room is pleased to present Marc Harshman, West Virginia’s 7th poet laureate, on Thursday, Nov. 15.
Harshman will read from his newest collection of poetry, Woman in Red Anorak. This collection, the 2017 winner of the Blue Lynx Prize, was released by Lynx House/University of Washington Press in September.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the reading will begin at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15. There is no entrance fee, but donations are encouraged. Wine by the glass will be available for purchase.
Harshman’s 14th children’s book, Fallingwater, co-written with Anna Smucker, was published by Roaring Brook/Macmillan in 2017 and has been an Amazon Book of the Month choice, as well as named Junior Library Guild selection.
His previous poetry collection, Believe What You Can, was published in 2016 by West Virginia University Press and won the Weatherford Award from the Appalachian Studies Association.
Periodical publications include The Chariton Review, The Georgia Review, Salamander, Shenandoah, and Poetry Salzburg Review. Poems have been anthologized by Kent State University, the University of Iowa, University of Georgia, and the University of Arizona.
Harshman holds degrees from Bethany College, Yale University Divinity School, and the University of Pittsburgh.
Lee Street Listening Room, located within Lee Street Studios (232 Lee Street North), is an intimate venue presenting touring artists in a comfortably casual environment. Owned and operated by musician Adam DeGraff, the Lee Street Listening Room has been designed for performers and audiences interested in immersive experiences. For more information, visit facebook.com/LeeStreetListeningRoom/.