C.C. Mellor Memorial Library presents the launch party for Old Wood Shop (Impspired Books, 2021), a hybrid collection of photographs and poems by Jim Hutt and Charlie Brice. They will be joined by West Virginia poet and novelist Ace Boggess, and California poet and artist Joyce Savre. Join on Zoom or watch on Facebook at 7 p.m. EST.
“A masterful, heartbreaking, and yet heart-affirming collection that says do not forget.”–Valerie Bacharach, author of Ghost – Mother (Pittsburgh, PA)
“Masterfully conveys a feeling that our places, our bodies, will be abandoned one day but will still be perpetually vibrant in the threads of memory, in the words of our children, in the pictures we have kept under our lost skins.”–Scott Ferry, author of These Hands of Myrrh (Seattle, WA)
About the Speakers
Charlie Brice won the 2020 Field Guide Poetry Magazine Poetry Contest and placed third in the 2021 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Prize. His chapbook, All the Songs Sung (Angel Flight Press), and his fourth poetry collection, The Broad Grin of Eternity (WordTech Editions) arrived in 2021. His poetry has been nominated for the Best of Net Anthology and three times for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in The Honest Ulsterman, Ibbetson Street, The Paterson Literary Review, Impspired Magazine, and elsewhere.
Jim Hutt’s interest in poetry and photography began in the 1970s, influenced primarily by his wife and brother. He also is a psychotherapist with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. He maintains his practice in Northern California, working with high conflict couples, addiction recovery, and individuals on the autism spectrum. Dr. Hutt also provides expert witness testimony for the Family and Criminal Courts of the Superior Court of California.
Ace Boggess is author of six books of poetry, most recently Escape Envy (Brick Road Poetry press, 2021). His poems have appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Notre Dame Review, Harvard Review, Rattle, and other journals. An ex-con, he lives in Charleston, West Virginia, where he writes and tries to stay out of trouble.
Joyce Savre, retired Stanford Psychiatric R.N. after 47 years, and poet and artist, has been writing for 55 years. She has poems in Minnesota Review, Bellingham Review, Sandhill Review, and Palo Alto Review. She worked in California Poets in the Schools, studied under Trudell, Dick Maxell, Francis Mayes, and Robert Bly. She provides art for poetry books as well as CD covers. She meets monthly with like-minded poetry souls in the Palo Alto area.