HeartWood Editor-At-Large, Mary Carroll-Hackett will give two readings in Central West Virginia in the next week, starting with a reading at the Gilmer County Public Library in Glenville on September 30, at 6 p.m. Mary will also read a the Heritage Village in Calhoun County Park outside Gransville, WV, on October 1, at 7:30 p.m. (Attendants are asked to take the first right after entering the park).
Mary will read from her new book, A Little Blood, A Little Rain, from FutureCycle Press. A harrowing collection of prose poems, A Little Blood, A Little Rain moves "like meditations between what we want and what we think we want, what we love and what we've lost," as the collection's summary describes.
Mary Carroll-Hackett is the founding Editor-At-Large of HeartWood Literary Magazine of WV Wesleyan College's MFA Program. Mary is a faculty member at Longwood University and a visiting faculty member of West Virginia Wesleyan's Master of Fine Arts program. In April 2015, The Night I Heard Everything, from FutureCycle Press, and a chapbook, Trailer Park Oracle, from Aldrich Press in February 2016. Mary's poetry and fiction have appeared in more than a hundred journals including Carolina Quarterly, Clackamas Literary Review, Pedestal Magazine, The Potomac, Reed, Superstition Review, Drunken Boat and The Prose-Poem Project, among others. For more information, visit Mary's website.