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Poetry and Tapas at Holly Hill Inn Jan. 29
MIDWAY, Ky. -- Four Kentucky poets will read from their work at the first Tapas Tuesday of 2008 at Holly Hill Inn in Midway.
Lynnell Edwards, Erin Keane and Ben Lesousky of Louisville and David Harrity of Nicholasville will read their poems 5:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 29.
“These are lively and engaging presenters,” Lynnell Edwards said. “This is a fun, out-of-the box evening.” Profiles of the poets are below.
Holly Hill Inn will be open 5:30-8:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday evening of each month for tapas. No reservations are required.
The tradition of serving food on small plates, or tapas, originated in Spain. These small plates of food can be shared among friends, or several can be ordered as a meal. The dishes, such as gambas al pilpil (shrimp in garlic sauce) or a Spanish tortilla, can range from spicy to light, soups to meats, chilled or hot. Vegetarian options are also available. Cost for each plate will range from $5-$10.
Holly Hill Inn is at 426 North Winter Street in historic Midway, Exit 65 off I-64, minutes from Lexington, Frankfort and Versailles. Hours are: dinner, 5:30-10 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; brunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; weekday lunch by group reservation only in winter. Reservations are suggested for dinner and brunch at (859) 846-4732. For menus and more information, visit www.hollyhillinn.com.
Lynnell Edwards is the author of two poetry collections, The Highwayman's Wife (2007) and The Farmer's Daughter (2003), both from Red Hen Press. New work is forthcoming in literary journals in 2008, and her book reviews have appeared in Pleaides, Rain Taxi, The Georgia Review and Review/Revue. She is a 2007 recipient of an Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council. She lives in Louisville, where she teaches at the University of Louisville and serves as the associate director of InKY, a literary non-profit that sponsors the monthly InKY reading series. New work and more information at www.lynnelledwards.com.
Erin Keane of Louisville is the author of The Gravity Soundtrack, a full-length collection of poems (WordFarm, 2007), and The One-Hit Wonders (Snark Publishing), a chapbook of poems about and inspired by rock & roll. Her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in or are forthcoming in many magazines, including Nimrod, Phoebe, Spoon River Poetry Review, New Southerner, Now & Then and Louisville Magazine. A recipient of a fellowship
from the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and the Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council, she teaches at Bellarmine University and directs the InKY Reading Series in Louisville. Learn more about Erin at www.sensilla.com
David Harrity is a graduate of the Spalding University MFA Writing Program. His poems have appeared in Ars Interpres (arsint.com), Blood Lotus (bloodlotus.org), Limestone, Ars Poetica (www.logolalia.com/arspoetica/), The Minnetonka Review and Kudzu. His chapbook, Morning and What Has Come Since, is available from Finishing Line Press and was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He and his wife, Amanda, live in Nicholasville. For more information, you can visit his blog, davidharrity.blogspot.com.
Ben Lesousky lives in Louisville, where he works as a line chef at Seviche – A Latin Restaurant. In 2006, he was awarded a fellowship from The English-Speaking Union to study modernism at Cambridge University in England. His chapbook, It So Happens, came out in 2007 from Finishing Line Press. He has received awards at the student level for poetry and criticism, and his poems have appeared in The Sycamore review and The Chaffin Journal. He is an intern at Sarabande Books and plans to attend graduate school in the fall of 2008.
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