VIRTUAL - Margo Davis and Rebecca A. Spears

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 7:00pm

This event will take place on Zoom. Click here to register. 

Margo Davis and Rebecca A. Spears will be reading followed by a conversation.

In Margo Davis'  poetry collection Quicksilver, the female narrator is preoccupied with the elusive nature of time and memory. She functions in the present as “recall’s rough teeth, its flecks of / so-what” nip unexpectedly. With wonder and wariness she leans in as the past clasps her ankle.  

Rebecca A. Spears’ Brook the Divide is the result of the poet’s creative meddling in the life of Vincent van Gogh. Her speaker is fascinated not only with Van Gogh’s art, but she is also enamored with him as a man, and a human. In her imaginary friendship, she discovers how difficult it can be to “brook the divide” between everyday life and the creative life.

A three-time Pushcart nominee, Margo Davis’ poems have appeared in Panoply, The Ekphrastic Review, Southern Lit, Deep South Magazine, Mockingheart Review, Ocotillo Review, many other journals and anthologies, and her recent chapbook, Quicksilver, (Finishing Line Press). Prior adventure travels included residencies in Barcelona and Abruzzo, Italy. Morocco, Budapest and Assisi were cancelled due to COVID concerns. This year, fingers crossed, Margo will write at Centrum, in WA, and in Budapest. Originally from Louisiana, Margo lives in Houston.

Rebecca A. Spears, author of Brook the Divide (Unsolicited Press) and The Bright Obvious (Finishing Line Press), has her work included in TriQuarterly, Calyx, Crazyhorse, Barrow Street, Verse Daily, Ars Medica, and other journals and anthologies. She has received awards from the Taos Writers Workshop, The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow, and Vermont Studio Center. She is also a recent Pushcart nominee. 


Quicksilver By Margo Davis Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646627691
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Published: Finishing Line Press - February 18th, 2022

Brook the Divide By Rebecca A. Spears Cover Image
ISBN: 9781950730261
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Published: Unsolicited Press - June 2nd, 2020