The Regulator welcomes Michael Beadle, author of Beasts of Eden, for a reading and book signing of his new poetry collection.
“... Beadle lures us into a realm of fact and fantasy, of history and myth, where we are all—at once—both native and stranger, neighbor and trespasser. … Here is a poet who wields a magician’s pen that is both worldly and colloquial, as at home in the past as it is in the present. —Cathy Smith Bowers, former Poet Laureate of North Carolina
Michael Beadle is the author of four poetry chapbooks, a full-length collection, a poetry CD, and three books on historic photographs of Haywood County in western North Carolina. His poetry has been published in various journals and anthologies such as The New Southerner, Sow’s Ear, Great Smokies Review, and Kakalak. His latest chapbook, Primer (Main Street Rag, 2017), was a finalist in the 2016 Cathy Smith Bowers Chapbook Contest. In 2012, Michael was selected as a poet-in-residence at the North Carolina Zoo. For the past several years, Michael has been an emcee for the N.C. Poetry Out Loud state finals and served as statewide coordinator of student poetry contests for the NC Poetry Society. For nearly 20 years, he’s performed original, contemporary, and classical poetry in schools, festivals, libraries, churches and other venues. As a touring writer-in-residence, he teaches creative writing workshops for students and teachers throughout North Carolina, including the Duke Young Writers’ Camp at Duke. An A+ Schools Fellow since 1999, Michael has taught dozens of arts integration workshops in North Carolina, as well as Michigan, Oklahoma and Iowa.