POETIC MOTHERHOOD – Lake Superior State University creative writing professor Julie Barbour will read from her recently-released chapbook of poetry, Come To Me and Drink, at 7 p.m., Sept. 27, in the Bayliss Public Library, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. She is a guest of the library's Superior Poetry Café series that features a poet and an open microphone for the audience to share poetry, stories . . . even music. Barbour's pocket-sized volume, published June 29, is intended to be read (and reread) quickly so its 18 lyric poems form and evolve one "verse-byte" at a time. The work approaches the world of being a mother, from pregnancy to birth, from nursing a child to leaving a child for the first time. The poems also explore the anxiety of being a mother. A book signing by Barbour follows the reading. Visit LSSU's campus bookstore, or run a Web search on Finishing Line Press, to purchase a copy. Look for LSSU creative writing on the Web. (LSSU/John Shibley)
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