Stephen Wing and Luz Wright - Wild Atlanta
Saturday, Jun 03, 2023 3:00 PM
A Cappella Books
208 Haralson Avenue, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30307
Join A Cappella Books, poet and author Stephen Wing and photographer Luz Wright for a celebration of their new book “Wild Atlanta: Greenspaces and Nature Preserves of ‘The City in the Forest’,” on Saturday, June 3, at 3 p.m.
For over a decade, Wing has been documenting the metro area’s many hidden pockets of wild nature in his down-to-earth poetic style. More recently, Wright began following in his footsteps with her camera. Their work is now available for the first time in book form at A Cappella Books.
The launch party is free and open to the public. Wing will share selections from his poems, Luz will discuss her photography, and signed copies of “Wild Atlanta” will be available for purchase.
“Wing’s poetry is emotionally and spiritually moving and will get you wanting to move physically as well. His writing gives us a new lens through which to view our city. Coupled with Wing’s verses is another lens, the beautiful photography of Luz Wright.” – Jonah McDonald, park ranger, television host, and author of “Hiking Atlanta’s Hidden Forests”
“More than just a book of poems…it’s clearly a love letter to all the beautiful, sacred, and often secret places. What’s found there is a haven from the hustle, yes. But it’s also a journey, a place of worship.” – Noah Glassman, Atlanta realtor
About the Book
“Wild Atlanta” is a 2023 recipient of the “Artist’s Project” award from the City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs. The project breaks new ground as the first book combining eco-poetry and photography to explore the beauty and diversity of protected wild spaces across metro Atlanta.
The 100-page, full-color oversize paperback introduces Atlantans to a rich natural heritage that has been preserved for present and future generations to enjoy and explore. It includes a one-page prose introduction, 39 poems, and more than 100 photographs from 23 locations across all four quadrants of Atlanta, plus Stone Mountain, Arabia Mountain, and Rock Eagle Mound.
About the Author
Four times a year, Stephen Wing hosts his “Earth Poetry” workshop for active or aspiring poets, visiting a different urban wilderness each time. These poems offer a sampling of the riches he has found there— treasures worth preserving as the city expands its footprint of concrete and powerlines. He is the author of three previous collections of poems.
About the Photographer
Award-winning photographer Luz Wright has captured portraits of the magical places depicted in Wing’s poems through the unique perspective of her lens. The result is a luminous collaboration of word and image, imagery and vision, natural beauty and human imagination.