An Evening of Poetry and Music
The Regulator Bookshop welcomes Lola Haskins and Ephraim Scott Sommers for an evening of poetry of music. Free and open to the public. The Regulator’s Poetry Series is co-sponsored with the generous support of Jacar Press.
Lola Haskins serves as Honorary Chancellor of the Florida State Poets Association. Her fourteenth collection, Asylum: Improvisations on John Clare (Pitt, 2019), was preceded by How Small, Confronting Morning (Jacar, 2016). In spring 2019, she collaborated with Dance Alive! National Ballet to create “Land of La Chua,” which featured selections from How Small. She has won the Iowa Poetry Prize, two NEAs, two Florida Book Awards, the Florida's Eden prize for environmental writing, and the Emily Dickinson prize from Poetry Society of America.
A singer-songwriter and poet, Ephraim Scott Sommers is the author of Someone You Love is Still Alive, selected by Ireland's Mary O'Donnell as the winner of the Jacar Press Full-Length Competition. Jericho Brown said "This is a gorgeous and dangerous book about love and survival in the in the face of institutions that work to make something as genuine as desire improbable. He is also the author of The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire (2017), winner of the 2016 Patricia Bibby First Book Award. His recent work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, VerseDaily, and elsewhere. An assistant professor of English at Winthrop University, Ephraim, a singer-songwriter as well as a poet, lives in Rock Hill, South Carolina with his wife, Ann Reilly-Sommers.