Thomas Crowe, the WNC recipient of the 2012-13 Regional Artist Project Grant (RAP-G) through the North Carolina Arts Council, will present his new book, “Postcards from Peru” in the Jackson County Library Complex Community Room on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. Crowe will be reading selections from his book, followed by a book signing session.
City Lights Bookstore will have copies of the book available for purchase at the signing. A light reception, sponsored by the Jackson County Arts Council, will be held after the reading in the downstairs atrium.
“Postcards From Peru,” in collaboration with Sol Negro Edicoes’s editor Marcio Simoes based in Brazil, is a limited-edition, bilingual book that was created based on poems and postcards that Crowe penned while on an extended trip to Peru in April of 2007. Combining postcards written to artistfriends in the U.S. and abroad and companion poems during Crowe’s journey in the South American country, the result is a unique and interesting view into the landscape, lives and cultures of that country.
Thomas Crowe is an internationally-published author of 30 books, including the multi-award winning book of nonfiction “Zoro’s Field: My Life in the Appalachian Woods”; “The End of Eden: Writings of an Environmental Activist” (essays); “A House of Girls” (short stories); “The Laugharne Poems” written in Wales and published by Welsh publisher Carreg Gwalch in 1997; and edited the classic Celtic language anthology “Writing the Wind: A Celtic Resurgence.” As an editor, he has worked with Beatitude magazine, Katuah Journal and the Asheville Poetry Review. He is founder and publisher of New Native Press. His literary archives have been purchased by the Duke University Special Collections Library. He lives in the Tuckasegee community of rural western North Carolina.
This event is free to the public and is co-sponsored by the Jackson County Arts Council and City Lights Bookstore.