Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Star Line Books
1467 Market St. # 106
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Ray Zimmerman will serve as master of ceremonies. Ray has produced, promoted and hosted numerous events in the Chattanooga region.
Readers include poet, musician and playwright Pegggy Douglas (3 plays produced), Poet Carole Cohen (2 published books of poetry, Poetess Phenomenal “C” (Carla Elliot, performance poet), and Bruce Majors (3 published books of poetry).
Detailed bios follow:
Peggy Douglas is a playwright, performance poet, and musician with various string bands in Chattanooga. Her poems have appeared in various peer reviewed journals and in 2011, Finishing Line Press published her poetry chapbook, Twisted Roots,.
In 2014, the Signal Mountain Arts Center presented her play Twisted Roots. In 2015, her play, After Work ran at Barking Legs Theater. Her one woman show: An Afternoon with Mother Maybelle Carter ran in 2016 at Barking Legs Theater.
Carole Cohen graduated from UMSL with a BA in English, and was former poetry editor for Boulevard literary magazine. Her poems have appeared in many magazines, among which are Cape Rock, Madison Review, Ascent, Sou’wester, Margie and Spoon River Poetry Review. She has also had her Door poem series featured at the Mary Tomas Gallery in Dallas, where artists interpreted her poems in mixed media. Her work has also appeared in several anthologies. She has published two books, Restless Beauty and The World Arranged. The St. Louis Poet Laureate recently selected one of Miss Cohen’s poems for his book, Crossing the Divide. Prairie Schooner is scheduled
to publish one of her poems this Summer.
Carla “Poetess Phenomenal C” Elliott, 4’ 10,’’ 78 pounds of Thunder!
I’ve sailed this life’s seven seas
Wrestled the devil down.to humble cooled knees
Grown with each element of the sun’s rays
Even on cloudy humid days
I am she and she is me
Splendidly made by the hands of God Almighty
Dressed in couture grace and mercy
Over on Holy Ghost boulevard
Carla has received numerous civic, community, and service awards for her dedication and contributions. Her poetic journey began in 2007 while helping her father battle lung cancer. Since that time, her voice has graced microphones locally, throughout the SE region, on Blog-Talk Internet Radio, “Rhym n Chat Poetry Group, Hank Stewart’s Love Jones Saturday’s ATL, Apache Café – ATL, and Chattanooga’s Soul-Jam Sessions.
Bruce Majors often writes about the human condition and the nuances that make up the details of life. He has had about one hundred poems published in literary magazines. Majors has three volumes of poetry, and often does readings at local bookstores. He is a member of the Chattanooga and Knoxville Writers Guilds and an active participant in the Arts.
Bruce is a native of Tennessean, has published poems in Pirene’s Fountain, Ontologica, Wordgathering, Arts and Letters, Pinesong, The Distillery, River Poets Journal, Number One, and other literary journals. His collection, The Fields of Owl Roost, was named finalist in the 2005 Indie Excellence Book Awards. A chapbook, Small Patches of Light, was published in September 2013 by Finishing Line Press. A second chapbook is scheduled for publication in October 2015. Majors co-edited the anthology, Southern Light, Twelve Contemporary Southern Poets which included such poets as Robert Morgan, Dan Powers, and Bill Brown. Mr. Majors is a member of the Chattanooga and Knoxville Writers’ Guild.