NC Literary Hall of Fame



Michael Gaspeny | Greensboro

Member Readings
06.26.2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Deonna Kelli Sayed


Unicorn Press poets Michael Gaspeny and Claire Millikin will read at Scuppernong Books.  

Claire Millikin is the author of seven books of poetry, including After Houses-Poetry for the Homeless, Tartessos and Other Cities, and Ransom Street, also published by 2Leaf Press. She has taught at the University of Maine Farmington and at the University of Virginia, and she holds a research fellowship at Princeton. Under the name of Claire Raymond, she publishes scholarship focusing on issues of race, gender, and decolonizing theory. Her scholarly books include Witnessing Sadism in Texts of the American South and Women Photographers and Feminist Aesthetics.

In thirty tragicomic poems, a distraught mother in the 1960s, afflicted by family woes and existential demons, struggles to find herself and save her soul.

Michael Gaspeny is the author of the chapbooks Re-Write Men and Vocation. He has won the Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize and the O. Henry Festival Short Story Competition. For hospice service in Greensboro, North Carolina, he has received The Governor’s Award for Volunteer Excellence. A former reporter, he taught journalism and English for almost forty years, mainly at High Point University and Bennett College. He is married to the novelist and essayist Lee Zacharias.

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