Homelight: Poems, by Lola Haskins

Homelight by Lola Haskins (front cover)
Lola Haskins

Lola Haskins’ Homelight: 2023 Poetry Book of the Year

Homelight, by Lola Haskins—the first full-length poetry collection published by Charlotte Lit Press—is Southern Literary Review’s 2023 Poetry Book of the Year.

Haskins has published 13 previous poetry collections, the most recent of which, Asylum: Improvisations on John Clare (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019), was featured in the New York Times Sunday Magazine. Past honors include the Iowa Poetry Prize, two NEA fellowships, two Florida Book Awards, narrative poetry prizes from Southern Poetry Review and New England Review, a Florida’s Eden prize for environmental writing, and the Emily Dickinson prize from Poetry Society of America.

Title: Homelight
Author: Lola Haskins
Format: Paperback, 6″ x 9″
ISBN: 978-1-960558-03-9
Publication Date: September 1, 2023
Publisher: Charlotte Lit Press

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Press & Reviews

Homelight named 2023 Poetry Book of the Year, Southern Literary Review, December 27, 2023

December Read of the Month: Homelight by Lola Haskins, by Claire Matturro, Southern Literary Review, December 6, 2023

Lola Haskins’ Homelight, Reviewed by Lee Rossi, Pedestal Magazine Issue 93, November 2023

M•I•A Magazine: 2023 Miami Book Fair Issue: Homelight anthology captures rhythm & blues of life, love, self-reflection,” by JaDa Ingleton. Read (page 14)

Glynn Young (Amazon.com Vine Voice): “…each poem is individually striking; you can’t select a favorite.” Read the whole review

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Upcoming Appearances

April 2024

13: Willow Branch Library, 2875 Park St, Jacksonville, FL (reading), 10 a.m.

14: Writers Alliance of Gainesville at Millhopper Library, 3145 NW 43rd  St. Gainesville FL (talk and reading), 2:30 p.m.

21: Kensington Day of the Book Festival, Kensington MD (featured reader), 11 a.m.

26-27: Florida State Poets Association Spring Fling, Deland, FL (keynote)

June 2024

04: Piccolo Spoleto, Charleston SC, Washington Square Park (reading), 6 p.m., followed by a reception and signing at Buxton Books on King Street

September 2024

20-21:  Writers Place, Kansas City, MO (reading and workshop)

October 2024

20: Brookline, MA Library (reading)

November 2024

TBA: Tarpon Springs FL (reading and talk)