Upcoming Events Programs/Booksignings
for Joe Neal’s
"The Birdside Baptist":
Saturday, Nov 20 at 7 pm,
Nightbird Books in Fayetteville
Saturday, Dec 4 at 11 am
Shiloh Museum in Springdale
New from Half Acre Press!
Thursday, October 14 at 7 pm
at Nightbird Books on Dickson in Fayetteville
Mendy Knott’s poetry is full of imagery and metaphor, thick with the juicy stuff of the senses. Part narrative,part song, these are poems about the physical body, the blood of sacrifice, an unforgettable communion of spirits—human and otherwise.
The Birdside Baptist
And Other Ornithological Mysteries
by Joseph C. Neal
In The Birdside Baptist, Joe Neal sees the world through a birder’s binoculars, but also through the eyes of an Arkansan who was brought up wearing shiny black shoes to five church services every week. These collected essays, originally written for fellow subscribers of a birders’ listserve, are reports from the field spanning eight years, from 2002 to 2010. Illustrated with Neal’s crisp photographs, he paints a rich landscape of plants, animals, and human history, including the struggle of a community to balance booming development and environmental stewardship.