“The poems and prose in Red is the Color of My Night reflect the often ragged but mostly warm wisdom of a journeyman who witnessed and experienced a life that defies his reserved demeanor and soft-spoken tact,” reads a release about local poet Pasckie Pascua. He weathered a dictatorial regime in the Philippines while beginning his multifaceted media career. After gaining experience with print publications, radio and television, the community organizer moved to New York and then Asheville, eventually publishing community paper The Indie for about a decade. The wordsmith presents his new book at The Crow and Quill on Sunday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m., along with poet Caleb Beissert, singer-songwriter Darien Crossley and jazz singer Katie Kasben. He also visits Sylva’s City Lights Bookstore on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 11 a.m. Free. thecrowandquill.com. Photo courtesy of the author
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