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Eve Hoffman and Kimberly Simms

Eve Hoffman and Kimberly Simms

Decatur Library Auditorium

May 22, 2018, 7:15p.m.

Join us to celebrate the Decatur Arts Festival with an evening of poetry featuring new works highlighting the rich Southern landscape by two female poets. Eve Hoffman’s Memory & Complicity evokes the beauty of the southern landscape through sights and sounds. Hoffman shows wounds of racism, bigotry, homophobia, and poverty juxtaposed against the joys of childhood wonder and whimsey. Hoffman’s previous chapbooks include Red Clay and She. Kimberly Simms also uses the South as the backdrop for her poems in her collection, Lindy Lee: Songs On Mill Hill. Combining history, poetry, and photography, Simms celebrates the joys and hardships of a charged, mythic, and sweat-soaked place, bringing to life the social fault lines of textile mills in the rural Carolina Piedmont, where hardships are felt by all our as pride conflicts with the fading way of life. Simms’ work has appeared in o literary journals including the Asheville Poetry Review and the Broad River Review. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and her work is included in the South Carolina Poetry Archives at Furman University. She is the founder of Wits End Poetry.