Michele Reese and Curtis Derrick wax poetic at the Columbia Museum of Art

Curtis Derrick (left) and Michele Reese (right)

The Columbia Museum of Art announces The Write Around Series with Michele Reese and Curtis Derrick, the latest installment of the literary series featuring poetry and prose inspired by art on view in the museum. On Sunday, October 13, at 3:00 p.m., esteemed poets Reese and Derrick share original work they have written inspired by the dynamic themes of the CMA collection galleries.

Reese is a professor of English at the University of South Carolina Sumter and author of the poetry collection Following Phia (Word Tech Editions). Her poems have also been published in several journals and anthologies including Crack the Spine Literary MagazineThe Oklahoma ReviewThe Paris ReviewPoetry MidwestEzra’s Book (Clemson University Press), Found Anew: Poetry and Prose Inspired by the Caroliniana Library Digital Collections (University of South Carolina Press), and Hand in Hand: Poets Respond to Race (Muddy Ford Press).

Raised and educated across the South, Derrick taught for 43 years on multiple tiers of academe, most recently at Midlands Technical College. He has won fellowships from the SC Academy of Authors and the SC Arts Commission. His poetry has appeared in magazines, journals, and two anthologies, TWENTY and The Southern Poetry Anthology. He currently serves on the board of the Poetry Society of South Carolina as coordinator of regional programs. 

Free with membership or admission.

Supported by South Carolina Humanities.

For more information, visit columbiamuseum.org.

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