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City Lights poetry reading

City Lights poetry reading

Benjamin Cutler will launch his new book of poetry, “Wild Silence,” at 6 p.m. Friday, May 31, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva. 

Cutler is an award-winning poet and author of the full-length books of poetry, “The Geese Who Might be Gods” (Main Street Rag, 2019) and “Wild Silence” (Trail to Table, 2024). His poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize numerous times and has appeared in Zone 3, Verse Daily, Tar River Poetry and EcoTheo Review, among many others. He is also a recipient of the North Carolina Poetry Society's Susan Laughter Meyers Poetry Fellowship.

In addition, Cutler is a high-school English and creative writing teacher in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina, where he lives with his family and frequents the local rivers and trails.

To pre-order “Wild Science,” stop by the bookstore or call 828.586.9499. You can learn more about Cutler by clicking on

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