Charis and the Agnes Scott College Department of French proudly celebrate the launch of Professor Julia Caroline Knowlton's newest collection of poetry, One Clean Feather. As Terry Wolverton, author of Ruin Porn writes, "In One Clean Feather, poet Julia Caroline Knowlton recounts her journey to cleanse herself of patriarchal violence, sexual onslaught and the brutality of being rendered invisible. In this collection, Knowlton invites us to 'feel the soil in the mind of her most savage roses' in fierce and indelible imagery." Knowlton will
read and sign copies..
This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event. The suggested donation is $5, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
One Clean Feather depicts survival from illness and sexual violence, and also paints a portrait of the artist striving to find living, literary mothers and sisters. In poems "sharp as silver, clean and stunning" and locations ranging from the Midwest to Paris, Knowlton invites her readers on a flight from darkness into the light of autonomy, poetry, and hope-- "the thing with feathers."