Writers circled around the table on Saturday to enjoy and learn from Scott Owens, a widely published poet and leader in the poetry world of North Carolina. His new book, One Who Knows How to Own Land, published by FutureCycle Press appealed to our local poets who couldn't wait to get their copies and have Scott sign them.
Friday evening, Scott enthralled his audience when he read at Writers Night Out the popular event held at Brothers Restaurant in Young Harris, GA.
The crowd loved him and asked him to come back after open mike to read more of his poems. Scott said that was the first time he had been asked for an encore. I found a post by Scott on poetry readings, http://scottowensmusings.blogspot.com/2009/02/poetry-readings-november-13-2008.html You might enjoy his view on why we attend these events.
A prolific writer, he keeps turning out books and will have another published in the fall. Like Nancy Simpson, I would not be surprised to see him appointed Poet Laureate. Pay attention, Governor Perdue.