July 8 Wine, Cheese, And The Spoken Word To Feature Poet Peter M

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UUCA - Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta says
The UUCA Performing Arts Coordinating Team is pleased to present as the featured poet for the July Wine, Cheese, and the Spoken Word event Peter Martin Junker, a native of Phoenix, Arizona. Peter studied religion at Arizona State and received an MFA in creative writing from the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa, where he served as poetry editor for The Iowa Review. After working as an editor in museum publications at The Art Institute of Chicago, he had a long career in nonprofit development as a grantwriter and marketing communications specialist. His other jobs have included church sexton, singing waiter, and graveyard manager at a fast-food drive-through. His work aims for the broadest possible range of storytelling within the strictures of a narrow, obsessively controlled form. His idiosyncratic poems—each limited to just 100 syllables—bring music and meaning into focus like curios displayed under crystal. Humor, poignancy, and surprise imbue his writing, whether the subject is a rodeo cowboy’s prayer, a lover’s complaint, or the unruly companion that is bipolar disorder.

An open mic session between the two sets of readings offers local poets the opportunity to share their work. Wine, soft drinks, and cheese will be available. Any questions about this event or the series should be sent to Carol Welter at welterdelis@gmail.com. The Underground Theatre is the primary performing arts venue of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 1911 Cliff Valley Way NE, Atlanta, 30329 (alternate address for the parking lot: 1597 Interstate-85 Frontage Road, Atlanta, GA 30329). Doors open at 7 pm; readings are from 7:30-9:30 pm. Suggested admission donation is $5. PLEASE NOTE: The readings may contain adult content and language.
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By: UUCA - Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta

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