Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Charlotte poet's new book explores watery themes

In Charlotte poet Diana Pinkney's new collection, "Green Daughters" (Lorimer Press; $14.95), we discover poems bursting with images of ocean and shore -- ships and dolphins, peeled shrimp and an island grocer, and, of course, mermaids, the green daughters of the book's title.

"There is much delightful humor throughout these pages as there is heartbreaking gravity," says Cathy Smith Bowers, North Carolina's poet laureate.
Pickney will read and sign books at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at Park Road Books, 4139 Park Road.