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Michael McFee - 'We Were Once Here' and 'Appointed Rounds'

It is time for another Sunday of poetry. Appalachian native and UNC-Chapel Hill professor, Michael McFee, explores often-overlooked topics and will be reading from two of his works, We Were Once Here: Poems, and Appointed Rounds: Essays. His poetry examines place, time, and everyday objects, while his essays savor the details of subjects – such as books, mountains, and literature - that have mattered to him for years.

"He is quietly putting together a body of work that few poets anywhere, of any age, can match for its poise, its wit, its accessibility and depth of feeling." -- poet Alan Shapiro

Event date: 
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Appointed Rounds: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9780881466386
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Published: Mercer University Press - February 1st, 2018

We Were Once Here Cover Image
ISBN: 9780887486203
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Published: Carnegie Mellon University Press - February 14th, 2017

In We Were Once Here, Michael McFee continues to write inventive appreciations of often-overlooked subjects, particularly the people and language of his native Appalachia. This new collection contains thoughtful and playful celebrations of such things as snoring, a wall telephone from the 1960s, yardsticks, the Sunday newspaper, and Fats Waller.