Heaven Was the Moon As some of you already know, my poetry chapbook, Heaven Was the Moon, is out! It’s a little perfect-bound collection of 28 poems, published by March Street Press, and of course I’m very excited about it.

My first public event for the book will be at the Southern Festival of Books on Sunday, October 11th, from 2-3 pm, with a signing to follow. I hope to have a big hometown crowd – but those of you who may be in for the festival from other parts of the state or the Southeast, I’ll be glad to see you, too.

My session partner is Brett Eugene Ralph, a poet and musician who leads the Kentucky Chrome Revue band. Between Brett and my daughter Kelsey, we’re hoping to have a little music to go along with the reading.

Our session is listed as The Every Day in Words-New Voices in Southern Poetry : Brett Eugene Ralph, Kory Wells, in the Capitol Library. See http://www.humanitiestennessee.org/festival/sessions.php for the full schedule.

I’m in the process of scheduling other readings, both in middle Tennessee and further away – any place there’s a poetry-friendly crowd! I’ll be keeping folks posted about new events. If you’re interested in me giving a reading and/or “talk” or workshop for your group, either in the balance of this year or in 2010, let me know.

My books are not yet in stores or online, but they are in the trunk of my car. Update: see my website for a current list of ways to buy Heaven Was the Moon. And of course they will be at SFOB. If you can’t make SFOB and would like me to mail you a signed copy, the cost is $11 – $9 for the book plus $2 S/H.

Visit the home page on my website for more about the book, including a few nice things Bill Brown, Linda Parsons Marion, and Darnell Arnoult have said about it: www.korywells.com

Thanks for joining me in celebrating this little milestone on the journey. I hope to see you soon!

Coming Tuesday: Which Sessions to Attend Other than Kory’s? Our Lady’s Primer and Picks for the Southern Festival of Books