Thank you to the dozens and dozens of folks that came out in support and goodwill to the Battle Sleep release party and reading last week at So & So Books in Raleigh. A really impressive and enthusiastic turnout! Special thank you to Chris Tonelli for help hosting and making this event happen and memorable. Special thank you, too, to fellow poet Lauren Hunter for reading from her excellent work. It was really good for India and I to be back in Raleigh to visit with friends and loved ones.
Shannon Tate Jonas, winner of the 2014 Brick Road Poetry Press Prize, is releasing his first book of poetry, Battle Sleep, Thursday, March 24, at 8 pm, at So & So Books, 704 N. Person St., Raleigh, NC, 27604. Please see his author bio below and visit his website: shannontatejonas.com. Refreshments will be provided.
Come out and see Shannon and Durham poet Lauren Hunter read from their work!
Thank you to Chris Tonelli for making this event possible!
Shannon Tate Jonas has poems that have appeared in Barrow Street, Cut Bank, Diagram, Good Foot, Hotel Amerika, The Iowa Review, RHINO, So & So Magazine, Third Coast, Tight, and Typo. His chapbook Compathy was published by Cannibal Press. Originally from the Blue Ridge Mountains region of Virginia, he holds an MFA from the University of Arkansas and a PhD from Western Michigan University. Battle Sleep, winner of the Brick Road Poetry Prize, is his first published book-length collection of poems.