Poet Alice Pettway to read at Fayetteville Public Library July 13

Alice Pettway / Courtesy

Poet Alice Pettway is coming to the Fayetteville Public Library next month.

Pettway will read and discuss her newest work collection of poetry, titled Moth.

From the description of the book:

No matter how far life draws us from home, the tug of the familiar is always there, turning our eyes and our steps. In Moth, Alice Pettway’s second collection of poetry, the light of family and tradition is so bright it sometimes singes. These poems cast the lure of the unknown against the certainty of return, an emotionally tenuous landscape captured in Pettway’s spare language.

Alice Pettway is the author of three books of poetry: The Time of Hunger | O Tempo de Chuva (Salmon Poetry, 2017), Moth (Salmon Poetry, 2019) and Station Lights (forthcoming 2021).

Her work has appeared (or is set to appear) in The Bitter Oleander, INSIGHT Into Diversity, The Miami Herald, The Progressive, Teaching Tolerance, The Threepenny Review, WomenArts Quarterly and many others. She is a 2019 Chulitna fellow, former Lily Peter fellow and Raymond L. Barnes Poetry Award winner.

She currently lives in Shanghai, China. Books will be available for sale and signing after the reading.