Poet Mike Bayles new collection 'Threshold' book signing


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Posted Online: March 20, 2013, 8:58 am
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Press release submitted by Midwest Writing Center


Poet Mike Bayles will read from & sign copies of his new collection THRESHOLD Saturday, March 30 at the MWC

On Saturday, March 30th, at 1 P.M, Mike Bayles, winner of the MWC's 2013 Iron Pen Poetry Contest (adult category), will read from his new collection of poetry, Threshold, at The Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St in Davenport. The poems in Threshold, set in Iowa, are about human connections with each other, rural and city life.

Mike Bayles, a lifelong Midwest resident, is a widely-published poet and fiction writer. His poetry has been published in The Rockford Review, Lyrical Iowa, Out Loud Anthology and other magazines and anthologies. His poetry has won awards in Iowa Poetry Association contests and The Oak. His short story publishing credits include The Rockford Review, Out Loud Anthology and The Nocturnal Lyric. One of his short stories won Honorable Mention in a national contest sponsored by The Great Blue Beacon. WVIK, Public Radio, has featured his writing.

He is a co-host of the Out Loud open mic readings, and a participant in discussion groups at The Center for Cultural Healing in Moline.





















 



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