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Winter of Poetry - Of Equis and Essence
Winter of Poetry - Of Equis and Essence

Sat, Feb 19



Winter of Poetry - Of Equis and Essence

Poetic investigations of horse, nature, mythology, mysticism, and symbolism. With Guest Poets Jeff Davis and Michael Hettich, and musical collaborator Brandon Quinn.

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Feb 19, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Asheville, 65 Coleman Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, USA

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MadHat Press 

MadHat Press seeks to foster the work of writers and poets: explosive, lyrical, passionate, deeply wrought voices that stretch the boundaries of language, narrative and image, vital and enduring literary voices that sing on the page as well as in the mind.

Jeff Davis

Jeff Davis lives in Asheville, NC and serves as General Manager for the arts non-profit MadHat, Inc. He sometimes teaches in UNCA’s Great Smokies Writing Program and since 2005 has produced and hosted the radio program Wordplay on Asheville FM and co-hosted with Lockie Hunter which features poets and writers of creative prose.

His poems have appeared in Lillabulero, Iron, Asheville Poetry Review, the Nantahala Review, Compos’t, Kakalak, Iodine, Red Headed Step Child, and other little magazines, and been featured on websites of the Jargon Society and the NC Arts Council. His collections so far include Transits of Venus (2005), and Natures: Selected Poems, 1972 – 2005 (2006).

He’s now in the process of preparing another collection for publication.

Michael Hettich

Michael Hettich was born in Brooklyn, NY, and grew up in New York City and its suburbs. He has lived in upstate New York, Colorado, Northern Florida, Vermont, Miami, and Black Mountain, North Carolina, where he now lives with his family. His books of poetry include The Mica Mine (St. Andrews University Press, 2021), winner of The Lena Shull Book Award ; To Start an Orchard (Press 53, 2019); Bluer and More Vast (Hysterical Press, 2018); The Frozen Harbor (Red Dragonfly Press, 2017); Systems of Vanishing (University of Tampa, 2014); The Animals Beyond Us (New Rivers, 2011) and Like Happiness (Anhinga, 2010). His work has appeared widely in such journals as Ploughshares, Orion, The Literary Review, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, The Sun, Witness, and Poetry East. In addition to the Lena Shull Prize, his awards include three Florida Individual Artists Fellowships, a Florida Book Award, The Tampa Review Prize in Poetry, and the David Martinson–Meadow Hawk Prize. He has served on the board of several organizations, including AIRIE (Artists in Residence in the Everglades) and WAIL (Word and Image Lab). Hettich holds a Ph.D. in literature and taught at the college level for many years. He often collaborates with visual artists, musicians, and fellow writers. His website is A new book of new and selected poems, The Halo of Bees, is forthcoming in 2023.

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