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April 8, 2021

The InKY Reading Series is a free author series broadcast live on Zoom. Watch archived readings on the LLA YouTube channel.


Tina Parker is the author of two previous poetry collections, Mother May I and Another Offering. She will be reading from her third collection, Lock Her Up, available from Accents Publishing. This book springs from historical research into the lives of women labeled as “other”—whether that be witch, insane, or hysterical. The poems stem from 19th and 20th century patient records of Southwestern State Mental Hospital in Marion, Virginia. Tina’s work has received support from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Individual poems have been published in Appalachian HeritageStill: The JournalPen+BrushRattle, and Literary Mama. Tina grew up in Bristol, Virginia, and now lives in Berea, Kentucky.


To learn more about her work, visit, or follow her on Instagram @tetched_poet.

Tina Parker

(photo by: Stephanie Clark)


Julia Story is the author of the collections Post Moxie  (Sarabande Books) and Spinster for Hire (The Word Works) and the chapbook The Trapdoor (Dancing Girl Press) and Julie the Astonishing (Sixth Finch Books). Her work has been awarded a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in many publications including Diode, Ploughshares, The Paris Review, Sixth Finch, and The New Yorker. She is from Indiana and now lives in Massachusetts.


To learn more about Julia, visit her website:

Julia Story

Avery M. Guess received a 2015 NEA Fellowship for Poetry. She’s the Grant Program Manager at the Kentucky Foundation for Women in Louisville, Kentucky and a PhD student at USD. Her debut her full-length poetry collection, The Truth Is, was published in April 2019 by Black Lawrence Press, and her chapbook, The Patient Admits, is available from dancing girl press.

Avery’s website is You can also follower her on Instagram at @averymguess

Avery Guess


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