Sunday, May 15, 2016

Jonathan K. Rice class is open for registration






Jonathan Kevin Rice, editor and publisher of Iodine Poetry Journal, will be a guest instructor at Writers Circle in Hayesville, NC  on Saturday, June 11. Iodine has been widely recognized, and notable poets have graced the pages over the years. 
Jonathan was born in Indiana and grew up in south Florida. He is active in the literary community around Charlotte where he now lives, and we are happy he is coming to the far western area of North Carolina. 

His  latest poetry book is Killing Time, published by Main Street Rag. The poem below is a sample of what you will find in this book.


Tea Towel

She sat at the kitchen table
late in the morning
as the sun angled
across the iron étagère.
Fruit in a bowl were beginning
to overripe. An African violet
bloomed in a small ceramic
pot by the window.
A smooth cotton towel
laid before her as she planned
to embroider black hearts
across the grain of fabric.
She slipped on the brass thimble
traced the broken lifeline
in her palm as she unspooled
soot black thread, took the needle,
and worked them together
to bring an image of permanence,
a sense of meaning through the
impermanence of the morning.


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