Posted by on March 14, 2018

April 18, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Weymouth Center
555 E Connecticut Ave
Southern Pines, NC 28387
The Weymouth Center
Phone: (910) 692-6261
Poetry Reading: John Amen @ The Weymouth Center | Southern Pines | North Carolina | United States

Join us for a poetry reading by Writer-in-Residence and award-winning poet, John Amen.

Wednesday, April 18, 5:30 pm

John Amen is the author of four collections of poetry: Christening the Dancer (Uccelli Press, 2003), More of Me Disappears (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2005), At the Threshold of Alchemy (Presa, 2009), and strange theater(New York Quarterly Books, 2015). The New Arcana—a multi-genre collaborative work co-written with Daniel Y. Harris—was released by New York Quarterly Books in October 2012. His work has appeared in numerous journals nationally and internationally and been translated into Spanish, French, Hungarian, Korean, and Hebrew. In addition, he has released two folk/folk rock CDs: All I’ll Never Need (Cool Midget 2004) and Ridiculous Empire (2008). He is also an artist, working primarily with acrylics on canvas. Amen travels widely giving readings, doing musical performances, and conducting workshops. He founded and continues to edit The Pedestal Magazine (

“…the North Carolina-based poet…examin[es] in poem after poem the chimera of experience, its afterglow and its insubstantive aura, to bring his readers the glimmering essence of those experiences.”

James O’Donnell, Poetrybay

As part of the Weymouth Center’s Writer-In-Residence program, we are always honored to showcase the work of the poets and writers who visit Weymouth.

More information and applications for your own writer’s residency can be found here. Please email any questions to

Reception to meet the author sponsored by St. Joseph of the Pines

This event is free and open to the public.


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