Author Archives: Kim Blum-Hyclak

National Poetry Month – Scott Owens

Scott is the host of Hickory Poetry in Hickory, NC, and that’s where I first met him as I made the rounds of readings when my book was released a few years ago. He’s a great supporter of local writers … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month – Blynn Field

I first met Blynn when I was invited to join a critique group, The Jabberwocks, in which she was a member. That was maybe eight years ago and I’ve been captivated by her ever since. She’s refined like someone raised … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month – Joseph Bathanti

I first heard Joseph read and discuss poetry almost twenty years ago at my first Central Piedmont Community College Literary Festival, organized by Irene Blair Honeycutt. I immediately felt a connection to his poetry because he writes about growing up … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month – Beth Ann Cagle

Beth is another poet I’ve had the joy of knowing for many years. She is the third founding Co-Editor of Kakalak, Poetry and Art Journal. Beth is also a widely published photographer. She shares  my poetry quilt posts and, for those … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month – Nancy Posey

One of the great things about attending local poetry readings and open mics is meeting other poets. I met Nancy when I read at Poetry Hickory at Taste Full Beans, hosted by Scott Owens. Nancy was a regular reader there, … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month – Wendell Berry

There have been many happy coincidences putting this poetry quilt together. One of them has been seeing some of my favorite poets showing up, as the ones my featured poets would like to spend time with. Knowing Tony Reevy, I … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month – Tony Reevy

I first met Tony a year and a half ago when we were both invited to read at Malaprops Bookstore in Asheville, as part of its monthly Poetrio. I fell in love with his book cover for Passage. I have a weakness … Continue reading

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