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Michael McFee

When: Tue., March 13, 7 p.m. 2012

According to Jake Adam York of storySouth, "If you talk about poetry in North Carolina, you have to talk about Michael McFee." Born in Asheville, McFee received his BA and MA from UNC, where he is now a creative writing professor. He's known for his powerful, laser-like visions of North Carolina and its people. One of his earliest poems, "Visiting Cape Hatteras," won a "Discovery"/The Nation prize in 1980; since then, he has published more than a dozen poetry collections, essays and anthologies, including The Smallest Talk, a book of one-line poems. His newest book, That Was Oasis, is a collection of spirited and diverse elegies paying curious attention to the overlooked and underappreciated. With subjects as diverse as saltine crackers, a minor-league baseball park, holding hands and the word "bunk," it's all very NC. McFee appears at 7 p.m. He'll also be at McIntyre's Fine Books in Fearrington Village on April 7. —Christina Cass

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