Dannye Romine Powell is both a reader and a writer. She's published three collections of poetry (University of Arkansas Press), and a non-fiction book, "Parting the Curtains: Interviews with Southern Writers" (John Blair). Over her years at the Observer, she's served as book review editor, feature writer, restaurant critic and local news columnist. She fell in love with the smell of libraries at age 6. In fact, a library is where she first learned to whistle. Count on her for news of Carolinas authors and write her at email@example.com.