Tina Barr will read from her latest book, Green Target, when the Writers at Home series resumes at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., in downtown Asheville. This event, presented by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program and hosted by the program’s director, Tommy Hays, is free and open to everyone.
Barr’s Green Target, with its poems centered in Black Mountain, was selected by judge Patricia Spears Jones as winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize. Poems from the book have been published in Alaska Quarterly Review, American Book Review, Atlanta Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Gettysburg Review, Hanging Loose, Louisiana Literature, Texas Review and elsewhere. Barr’s earlier poetry collections are Kaleidoscope and The Gathering Eye; she has also published three chapbooks.
Barr is a longtime faculty member at UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program, which presents Writers at Home the third Sunday of each month. For more information about the series and about the Great Smokies Writing Program, call the program at 828.251.6099 or visit the program website.