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An Evening of Poetry w/ KB Ballentine and Linda Parsons

December 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

RESCHEDULED: Join us December 3rd at 6 pm for an evening of readings and conversation with two of the region’s most notable poets, KB Ballentine and Linda Parsons. KB (a resident of Chattanooga and a prolific and celebrated poet) will be reading from her latest collection The Light Tears Loose, while Linda (a poet, playwright, and copyeditor for Tennessee’s literary website Chapter 16) will be reading from her latest volume Candescent.

Join us for an evening sure to inspire and engage, with two of Tennessee’s most creative voices publishing in verse today.

Sky, trees, water, birds: though nature appears everywhere in my work, it rarely does so for its own sake. It is more symbolic of internal or external struggle, development, and thought rather than as “pretty” detail. The poems in The Light Tears Loose move from illustrations of light into dark – then darker – territory before they morph back to light. — KB Ballentine

Fire is the fulcrum on which the losses in Candescent are bound and purified. Linda Parsons’s fifth collection of poetry gathers the tinder of fallen idols and smudges her changed life with burning sage-the unexpected loss of a marriage, the long decline of a father into dementia, the passing of a beloved dog. — Linda Parsons


December 3, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Star Line Books


Star Line Books
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Chattanooga, 37402 United States
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