Sunday, 03. March 2019, Bookstore1Sarasota, Poetry Local Mic with Lucia Blinn and Kelly DuMar

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Poetry LocalMic is a series that presents the best of Sarasota’s local poets. This month we are featuring poets Lucia Blinn and Kelly DuMar.
Lucia Blinn is storyteller/poet who writes of things you know then surprises you into knowing them more deeply. Suddenly, what’s funny or sad, annoying or powerful, feels fresh and newly observed. Her stories have the rhythms of natural speech and thought patterns of a quick-thinking mind.
Lucia’s poems have been described as “razor-cut slices of the human condition bow-tied with a smiling lagniappe that clears the palate like a shot of gin.”
Her 6th and most recent book, is Sonoma.
Kelly DuMar is a poet, playwright and workshop facilitator from the Boston area who is pleased to be living in Longboat Key for the winter. She’s author of two poetry chapbooks, All These Cures and Tree of the Apple. Her poems, prose and nature photos are published in Bellevue Literary Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Crab Fat, Storm Cellar and more. Kelly is on the board of the International Women’s Writing Guild, and she founded the Our Voices Festival of Women Playwrights at Wellesley College, now in its 13th year. Her blog, #NewThisDay Writing From My Photo Stream, is at

Poetry Local Mic with Lucia Blinn and Kelly DuMar

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