Main Street Books and Charlotte Writers Club North invite readers to the bookstore for an afternoon of poetry with writer Elisa Troutman.
Anthony S. Abbott, Professor Emeritus of English at Davidson College, will introduce Elisa Troutman and her new collection of poems, Southern Exposure on Saturday, September 7th at 4:00 p.m. at Main Street Books.
Troutman's writing is exploratory. "When poems step outside the box of poetry,” she writes, “then language is re-invented.” Richard Larschan, literary critic for Times Higher Education, notes that Troutman “recreates and then discovers figurative significance in her surroundings. Thus, landscaping is more than just decorative or functional, and a house fly says something beyond its inchoate buzz. With a keen eye for detail and irony, readers come to appreciate that the South has come a long way since the time of Scarlet O’Hara.”
Elisa Troutman and her husband Ed reside in North Carolina. Their daughters, Carolyn and Erica, are creatives now living in New York. Living close to the foothills and to the mountains of Blowing Rock, Troutman grew up writing pieces that centered on nature. She graduated from East Carolina University, majoring in Conservation and continued studying Advanced Writing and 18th-Century English Literature at Davidson College. She is currently researching and writing a novel, Sami and the Janitor Make a New Language.