Helen Losse reading from Better With Friends (Rank Stranger Press)
Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 7:30 pm – Winston-Salem, NC
Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Room 204, Wake Forest University
Helen Losse, who will read poems from her new book Better With Friends, is a Wake Forest alumna who earned the MALS degree in 2000. While at Wake Forest, studying mostly African American history, she also studied poetry with Jane Mead and fiction writing with Julie Edelson. Helen has two chapbooks, Gathering the Broken Pieces, available from FootHills Publishing and Paper Snowflakes, from Southern Hum Press, prior to her full length collection, published in 2009 by Rank Stranger Press.
Helen’s poems have been published in a number of print and web journals and anthologies, including In the Arms of Words: Poems For Disaster Relief and Washing the Color of Water Golden: A Hurricane Katrina Anthology. Four of Losse’s poems were selected by former NC Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer to be included with the works of two other poets, Becky Gould Gibson and Isabel Zuber, in August 21-27, 2006: A Bouquet of Poems by Winston-Salem Poets on the website of the North Carolina Arts Council. Her poem, “Four Snapshots of the Sea-Going Boats,” won 1st place in the 2009 Davidson County Writers’ Guild Adult Writing Contest.