“With her poems, Terry Godbey tells stories that break your heart, over and over."

— Martin Achatz, Passages North Poetry Editor

writer's block bookstoreI’ll be reading my poetry at Writer’s Block Bookstore in Winter Park on Friday, Sept. 11, along with one of my favorite local poets, Laura Sobbott Ross. I’ll read from my latest book, Hold Still, but throw in some oldies from Flame, Beauty Lessons and Behind Every Door. Laura will read from her chapbook A Tiny Hunger, her new chapbook My Mississippi, which was just accepted for publication, and her new full-size collection, In the Space Between. There will be wine! We’ll start at 6:30 p.m. and answer questions afterward. Then we are likely to carouse along Park Avenue. All we need is you! (Did I mention that there will be wine?)

Writer’s Block Bookstore
124 E. Welbourne Ave.
Winter Park, FL

I’ve been dabbling in photography for the last couple of years, and it’s become my main creative pursuit and also my meditation. When I’m in the woods or wetlands, I am completely in the moment, something that’s always been impossible for me. As a poet, I’m usually looking back, and as a Type A, I am looking ahead and planning.

scrub jay low res for Flickr-8816So it was such a pleasure to win an award in the Orange Audubon Society’s annual photo contest for this shot of a friendly scrub jay in Lyonia Preserve in Deltona. This bird was enchanted by my bright blue cap and was very curious. But no more curious than I.

I11x17PosterTemp_wOut_Presenter‘ll be reading my poems at the Herndon branch of the Orlando Public Library on Saturday, April 11, at 2 p.m. I’ll be joined by Naomi Butterfield, Ashley Equality Inguanta, Jesse Bradley and Peter Gordon. The library is at 4324 E. Colonial Drive, next to Sam Ash Music Store. See you there!

Lwords_webPainter Pamela Ramey Tatum and I will portray the many facets of love and its sidekicks lust and loss in paintings and poetry on Saturday, Nov. 1, in New Smyrna Beach.

The show, from 4 to 8 p.m., will be at The Hub on Canal, a historic downtown building that’s home to more than 70 working artists. Pamela will give an artist’s talk at 6 and I’ll follow at 6:30 with a reading of my poems, many of which will hang among the paintings. Our event is part of the First Saturday Gallery Walk, so there will be plenty of artwork to admire, and appetizers, wine and music, too.

Saturday, Nov. 1, 4 to 8 p.m.
Gallery Talk, 6 p.m.
Poetry Reading, 6:30 p.m.

The Hub on Canal
132 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach