I just finished a very delicious slice of pumpkin cheesecake. It’s one of those rare and perfect moments in human existence – when the experience is so harmoniously wonderful that you must simply close your eyes and be released. Dessert is very sensual. I almost always have a taste for the sweeter culinary delights – a weakness that I perhaps indulge a wee bit too often, mayhaps – but the desire for confection only increases as the temperature drops. I want to rub my belly and fill it with all things smooth and spicy and creamy and yummy. A feast of richness for my little cold body (yeah, I’m one of those people; I am always cold). And there will probably be a lot more decadence in the days to come, my friends, as these nights grow long and lonely.
But that greedy, finger-twitching call for what is rich and spine-tingling does not end with my tummy.
The cold and rain and wind – my three dearest of dreary-hearted friends – send my mind percolating, and the need for thick, creamy prose runs rampant in The House of Day. Luckily, like a good slice of cheesecake, a fix is always close at hand. Stop by Carmichael’s Bookstore  tonight, Wednesday, October 10th, as local poets Maureen Morehead and Sue Terry Driskell present their latest collections at 7pm.
Now releasing her fifth title of poetry, Maureen Morehead brings her new collection, Late August Blues: The Daylily Poems, to join other successful compilations in her repertoire. Currently serving as Kentucky Poet Laureate, Morehead is a former teacher of 30 years in the Jefferson County Public School System and has used her role to promote the arts as a teaching tool in education. In addition to her other volumes of poetry, Morehead’s work has been featured in numerous literary journals, including The American Poetry Review, Poetry and The Southern Poetry Review.
Also presenting tonight is Sue Terry Driskell, a local visual artist and fellow poet. Driskell’s own collection on display this eve, Knocking on the Door of Spring, is the newest book in her list of published works. Additional writing and pieces have been featured in several reviews, including The American Voice and our own The Louisville Review.
Jonsin’? A dollop of succulent prose is only a few hours away, my friends. Bundle into your coziest scarf, head out to Frankfort Avenue and be prepared to lick the plate clean.
Carmichael’s Bookstore has two area locations: 1295 Bardstown Road and 2720 Frankfort Avenue. For more information, visit the event page  or call the Frankfort Avenue store at (502) 896-6950.
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