Stephen Wing - Washed in the Hurricane Book Launch Party

Stephen Wing - Washed in the Hurricane Book Launch Party

Sunday, May 05, 2024 3:00 PM

Location:
A Cappella Books
208 Haralson Avenue, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30307

Join A Cappella Books for a special Sunday afternoon book launch party in honor of poet and author Stephen Wing's latest collection, "Washed in the Hurricane: Poems for an Endangered Paradise."

This event is free and open to the public, and we'll have refreshments on our back patio! Wing will share selections from his poems, and signed copies of "Washed in the Hurricane" will be available for purchase.

About the Book

The author of Wild Atlanta looks beyond "The City in the Forest" to an entire civilization embedded in the natural world. "Washed in the Hurricane" compiles four decades of poetry addressing the overriding issue of our time: the estrangement of civilized society from the natural systems that sustain our lives, and its increasingly catastrophic results. Our current ecological emergency makes this not just a poetic theme but an urgent wake-up call. The poems unfold in three stages, covering Wing's encounters with wilderness, glimpses of the wild amid the human world, and the causes and repercussions of climate change. The book concludes with an essay on the ancient and timeless role of poets as the voice of nature in human affairs. "Stephen Wing, as a responsible poet, lays out the ways we can re-calibrate our relationship to this world while continuing to honor its nurturing soul." – Rupert Fike, poet and author of Lotus Buffet.

About the Author

Stephen Wing discovered the wilderness in the summer after 9th grade, and suddenly, the world made sense. A deep connection to wild nature has been his spiritual center ever since. Though his work as a poet explores other themes, his lifelong relationship with nature is the heart of his work. He lives in Lake Claire with his wife, Dawn, and serves on the boards of the Lake Claire Community Land Trust and Nuclear Watch South. "He is the rare poet who has something important to say, and who says it clearly and powerfully." – Joel J. Brattin, professor of English, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.