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Wheeling Poetry Series Returns To Lunch With Books

WHEELING — The next weekly Lunch With Books program be a Wheeling Poetry Series event featuring Jeff Worley.

The program will take place at noon on Tuesday, June 28, at the Ohio County Public Library in downtown Wheeling and is free to the public.

Worley, Kentucky Poet Laureate 2019-20, is the author of six book-length collections of poetry: “The Only Time There Is” (Mid-List Press, 1995), which won Mid-List’s yearly national first-book competition; “A Simple Human Motion” (Larkspur Press, 2000); “Happy Hour at the Two Keys Tavern” (Mid-List Press, 2006); “Best to Keep Moving” (Larkspur Press, 2009); “Driving Late to the Party: The Kansas Poems” (Woodley Press); and “A Little Luck” (Texas Review Press).

“The Poet Laureate of Aurora Avenue: Selected Poems” will be published later this year by Broadstone Books.

Worley has received three Al Smith Fellowships from the Kentucky Arts Council and a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship. His poems have appeared in over 500 literary magazines and journals.

For more information about the award-winning poet, visit his website at jeff-worley.com.

The Wheeling poetry Series is curated and hosted by West Virginia Poet Laureate, Marc Harshman.


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