Poetry Reading: Annie Woodford & Jonathan Musgrove
Poets Annie Woodford and Jonathan Musgrove will present a selection of poetry 1 pm Saturday, Feb. 8, at Book No Further.
She is a Henry County native, a former Roanoke resident and a graduate of the creative writing program at Hollins University. Her most recent book, Bootleg, which uses the life of Southside banjo revolutionary Charlie Poole as its organizing principle. His art was born of a mixture of classical training and the staccato modernity of the machinery of textile mills is similar to Woodford's own background as a formally trained poet with working-class roots.
Woodford's poetry has appeared in Blackbird, The Southern Review, The Sewanee Review, Artemis, and Prairie Schooner. She teaches at Wilkes Community College in North Carolina.
Musgrove’s poems have been published in numerous magazines, journals and anthologies including The Atlantic Monthly, Ploughshares, and Shenandoah. A registered nurse, he has worked in critical care and hospice. Jonathan lives on a farm with his wife Martha in the Blue Ridge of Virginia. Musgrove, also a graduate of Hollins University's creative writing program, published his recent collection, A Hand In Place Of A Hand in 2016.
Admission is free.