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Fifth Tuesday Poetry Event

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We are so excited to host the upcoming Fifth Tuesday Poetry Event hosted by local poet and Star Line favorite, Ray Zimmerman.

This upcoming Fifth Tuesday will have several incredible poets and artists, including Peggy Douglas and Carole Cohen


Peggy Douglas is a playwright, performance poet, and musician with various string bands in Chattanooga. Her poems have appeared various peer reviewed journals and in 2011, Finishing Line Press published her poetry chapbook, Twisted Roots,.
In 2014, the Signal Mountain Arts Center [resented her play Twisted Roots. In 2015, her play, After Work ran at Barking Legs Theater. Her one woman show: An Afternoon with Mother Maybelle Carter ran in 2016 at Barking Legs Theater.

Carole Cohen graduated from UMSL with a BA in English, and was former poetry editor for Boulevard literary magazine. Her poems have appeared in many magazines, among which are Cape Rock, Madison Review, Ascent, Sou’wester, Margie and Spoon River Poetry Review. She has also had her Door poem series featured at the Mary Tomas Gallery in Dallas, where artists interpreted her poems in mixed media. Her work has also appeared in several anthologies. She has published two books, Restless Beauty and The World Arranged. Recently, she has had a poem selected by the St. Louis Poet Laureate for his book, Crossing the Divide. Prairie Schooner is scheduled
to publish one of her poems in Summer, 2017.

Carla “Poetess Phenomenal C” Elliott, 4’ 10,’’ 78 pounds of Thunder!

I’ve sailed this life’s seven seas
Wrestled the devil down.to humble cooled knees
Grown with each element of the sun’s rays
Even on cloudy humid days
I am she and she is me
Splendidly made by the hands of God Almighty
Dressed in couture grace and mercy
Over on Holy Ghost boulevard
Jesus Boutique.

Carla has received numerous Civic, Community, and Service Awards for her dedication and contributions. Her poetic journey began in 2007 while battling her father’s lung cancer.

Since that time, her voice has graced microphones locally, throughout the SE region, on Blog-Talk Internet Radio, “Rhym n Chat Poetry Group. Hank Stewart’s Love Jones Saturday’s ATL, Apache Café – ATL, and Chattanooga’s Soul-Jam Sessions.

She is the very proud mother of a 29 year old daughter, Miss Jasmin Smith, graduate of Brainerd High School, Class of 1983 and member of New United Missionary Baptist Church.


May 30
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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