Researched and written while in Flat Rock as the 2016 Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Writer-in-Residence, Kimberly J. Simms’ debut book of poetry, Lindy Lee: Songs on Mill Hill, delves into the minds of textile workers in the rural Carolina Piedmont. The Greenville, S.C.-based author’s explorations of new roles for women, the presence of child labor and a tight community’s loss of an established way of life went on to receive praise from author Ron Rash. An experienced performer with a background in poetry slams, as well as a former schoolteacher, Simms will read from Lindy Lee as part of the Asheville Poetry Series at The BLOCK off Biltmore on Monday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Free. theblockoffbiltmore.com. Photo courtesy of Simms
Thanks for reading through to the end…
We share your inclination to get the whole story. For the past 25 years, Xpress has been committed to in-depth, balanced reporting about the greater Asheville area. We want everyone to have access to our stories. That’s a big part of why we've never charged for the paper or put up a paywall.
We’re pretty sure that you know journalism faces big challenges these days. Advertising no longer pays the whole cost. Media outlets around the country are asking their readers to chip in. Xpress needs help, too. We hope you’ll consider signing up to be a member of Xpress. For as little as $5 a month — the cost of a craft beer or kombucha — you can help keep local journalism strong. It only takes a moment.
Before you comment
The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.