Poet Lisa Stice Featured at Gaithersburg Book Festival, May 21, 2022
FREE and open to the public, the Gaithersburg event started in 2010. According to organizers, the festival is "one of the nation’s top literary events, attracting hundreds of award-winning and best-selling authors, poets and songwriters from across the country to its beautiful park setting."
As part of a panel presentation regarding poems centered on themes of family, Stice will present selections from her award-winning 2021 poetry collection FORCES. A description from the book's publisher reads:
"Inspired by great works of visual art, writing, and sculpture, as well as small insights alongside her child and dog, a seasoned poet and spouse of a U.S. Marine explores through poetry the invisible forces and frictions at work in our lives."
Stice is the author of previous poetry collections Uniform (Aldrich Press, 2016), Permanent Change of Station (Middle West Press, 2018), and the poetry chapbook Desert (Prolific Press, 2018). Her work appears in print and on-line journals worldwide. She is a poetry editor for Inklette Magazine and volunteers with various other writing organizations. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, daughter, and beloved Norwich Terrier named Seamus.
On stage alongside Stice will be:
The poets will be on stage from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Edgar Allen Poe Pavilion. The poets will be available for signing books following the presentation.
Middle West Press LLC (www.middlewestpress.com) is a Johnston, Iowa-based editor and publisher of non-fiction, journalism, and poetry. As an independent micro-press, we publish one to four titles annually. Our projects are often inspired by the people, places, and history of the American Midwest.