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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Barbara Hamby

Barbara Hamby is a poet, fiction writer, editor, and critic. Her latest collection is the critically-praised On the Street of Divine Love: New and Selected Poems. Says the New York Journal of Books, “Get ready for a wild ride when you dive into Barbara Hamby’s On the Street of Divine Love. You’ll soon be roaring down avenues of the alphabet with a poet who is dazzled by-and a master of-our lingo… The effervescent and all-encompassing nature of Hamby’s poems give the reader a sense of discovery and vitality.” She lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with her husband, David Kirby, and teaches creative writing in the English Department at Florida State University. Barbara will be appearing at Word of South as part of our “In-the-Round” event with the poet Jimmy Kimbrell, the writer-musician Laura Minor and the musician Del Suggs.