“Taking Care of Time” author Cortney Davis Reading at Byrd’s Books Spring Poetry Series
For poet and nurse practitioner Cortney Davis, the truth revealed through poetry is similar to what she has experienced in the heightened and urgent dramas that occur in health care—those suspended moments in which a dying heart might be revived or unbearable suffering relieved. Davis shines a caregiver’s light on the most intimate details of the human body and the spirit within. Davis is a nurse practitioner and the author of Details of Flesh and Leopold’s Maneuvers, winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. Her honors include an NEA Poetry Fellowship; three Connecticut Commission on the Arts poetry grants; an Independent Publisher’s Silver Medal; a Living Now Body Award; the Connecticut Center for the Book Award in Non-Fiction; an Independent Book Publishers Association’s Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal in Body, Mind & Spirit; and four Book of the Year awards from the American Journal of Nursing.
When: May 18th at 7:00pm: To register for May 18, click here. These events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase.
Location: Byrd’s Books, 126 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, Connecticut 06801…. next door to Verizon – rear entrance & plenty of parking behind English Apothecary.
Byrd’s Books is a general bookstore that carries only new titles, with a special focus on Connecticut authors, poets, publishers and illustrators. A proud member of the American Bookseller’s Association, and its division Indiebound, allows Byrd’s Books to participate in the larger community of bookselling nationwide.