BOOKS ROUNDUP: Local poet releases anthology

Dec. 15, 2012 @ 03:30 PM

Eve Olive, a former teacher at the Emerson Waldorf School and an Orange County resident, has published an anthology of poems titled “Cosmic Child: Inspired Writings from the Threshold of Birth” (Wrightwood Press, $19.95).
Olive herself contributes three poems, and an adaptation of a Cherokee creation myth. Collected over a period of 33 years, these poems are about themes of childhood, birth, death, and the mystery of the afterlife. Olive has cast a wide net, including ancient spiritual texts and myths, and poets from different eras. Among the poets with work in this volume are Langston Hughes, Jaki Shelton Green, William Blake, Madeleine L’Engle, Rumi, and more.
For more information about this collection, visit

In other book-related matters:

— Durham poet L. Teresa Church is participating this weekend at the conference “Winter Light: A Carolina Haiku Gathering,” in Winston-Salem.
She is participating in a panel discussion about haiku and free verse. Church also is a freelance writer, playwright and librarian. Her work has appeared in Southern Theatre, Sonia Sanchez Literary Review and other publications. In 1989, Church won the North Carolina Arts Council’s playwright fellowship for her play “One Day When I Was Lost.”

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