ROOM 220 is pleased to present the New Orleans book launch for Carolyn Hembree’s Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, at the former Tete Body Shop and soon-to-be home of the Frenchmen Art Market (2231 St. Claude Ave).
Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague (Trio House Press) won the 2015 Trio Award, selected by Neil Shepard, and the 2015 Marsh Hawk Press Rochelle Ratner Memorial Award, selected by Stephanie Strickland. Sara Slaughter will also read at the event, and Maple Street Books will be on hand to sell copies of Hembree’s books.
Read a review of Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague by Room 220 contributor Engram Wilkinson here.
Carolyn Hembree is a poet and beloved teacher of English and creative writing at the University of New Orleans. Her first poetry collection, Skinny, was published by Kore Press in 2012 and her chapbook by Nous-z?t Press in 2015. Her work has appeared in a variety of respected publications, including DIAGRAM, Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, jubilat, and Poetry Daily.
Sara Slaughter is a creative writing teacher at Lusher Charter School and the editor of Antenna’s Room 220. Her writing has appeared in The Cortland Review, New World Writing, PANK, and other publications. She is the author of Upriver, a chapbook of prose poems and woodcuts, from Press Street Press.