Dana Wildsmith presents Her Christmas chapbook at City Lights Bookstore

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City Lights Bookstore
3 E. Jackson St., Sylva
City Lights Bookstore
Dec 06, 2013
6:30 PM

Just in time for the holiday season, poet and educator Dana Wildsmith will visit City Lights Bookstore at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 to read from her newest chapbook, "Christmas in Bethlehem." This collection brings the reader back once more to Wildsmith’s family farm in Bethlehem, Georgia, a farm introduced through Wildsmith’s earlier poetry collection, "One Good Hand," and her environmental memoir, "Back to Abnormal."


There is a poem for each day of advent in this book, beginning with poems set in the biblical Bethlehem, and then moving in time and place to Wildsmith’s Christmases in Bethlehem, Georgia.

Wildsmith is the author of four collections of poetry and has recently completed a novel. She has served as artist-in-residence for Grand Canyon National Park, as writer-in-residence for the Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska and is a Fellow of the Hanbidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences. Wildsmith teaches English literacy through Lanier Technical College.