• By Candace Brennan
  • Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2014

On The Same Poem features poet Joseph Mills

On the Same Poem

On the Same Poem welcomes North Carolina Poet Joseph Mills. The award-winning poet, novelist, scholar and educator will be our featured poet for Forsyth County Public Library’s On the Same Poem Luncheon, Thursday, April 24th at noon in the Central Library auditorium. Mr. Mills featured poems are from his newest work, Sending Christmas Cards to Huck and Hamlet.

On the Same Poem Luncheon
The On the Same Poem Luncheon has become a staple of National Poetry Month in Forsyth County. On the Same Poem (an extension of On the Same Page — the county’s annual Community Read Project) is the shared experience of reading and discussing a single poem, selected for the occasion by the featured poet. Joseph Mills will be reading "Telling Time," as well as other works from his collection Sending Christmas Cards to Huck and Hamlet. Over a brown bag lunch, participants will discuss the poem, facilitated by discussion leaders at each table. The luncheon will conclude with Joseph Mills answering questions from the audience.

As space is limited, please contact us to make reservations. For information or to reserve your seats, call or email Candace Brennan at 703-3022 or brennacm@forsyth.cc or Jenny Boneno at 703-2970 or barretjs@forsyth.cc.

Joseph Mills Biography
Joseph Mills is the author of four poetry collections: Sending Christmas Cards to Huck and Hamlet; Love and Other Collisions; Somewhere During the Spin Cycle; and Angels, Thieves, and Winemakers. His poetry has appeared in numerous publications and has been featured on The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor and in former United States Poet Laureate Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry. He holds degrees in literature from the University of Chicago (B.A.), the University of New Mexico (M.A.), and the University of California-Davis (Ph.D) and now holds the Susan Burress Wall Professorship in Humanities at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. His fifth collection of poems, This Miraculous Turning, will be published in September, 2014, by Press 53.
Joseph Robert Mills Website
Press 53
The Writers Almanac

Poetry/Rap/Song Contest for Young People
Teens in 6th through 12th grades are invited to write an original poem, rap or song for National Poetry Month. Winners will receive signed copies of Sending Christmas Cards to Huck and Hamlet, Whole Foods boxlunch at On the Same Poem and a Barnes & Noble gift card. Entry forms can be found at any Library location, or from your student’s teachers and media specialists. Entries must be submitted to the Teen Central Department at Central Library by 5 pm on Thursday, April 17th. Central Library is located at 660 W. Fifth Street in Winston-Salem. For more information, call Janis Fox at 703-3080 or call or email Candace Brennan at 703-3022 or brennacm@forsyth.cc

Contest Rules
Writings may be on any subject, in any style. This must be an original work that has not been published. We can accept only 3 works per person. Please submit your work typewritten, 10 or 12 point font. Automatic disqualification for expletives, and derogatory or sexually explicit references.

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