Candace Butler is a writer, editor, and graphic designer residing in her hometown of Sugar Grove, Virginia. Candace holds an MFA in Creative Writing with a mixed concentration in poetry and creative nonfiction from Antioch University of Los Angeles, Culver City, California. Her undergraduate degrees include a double-major with a minor: BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, BFA in Art with a graphic design concentration, and a mathematics minor. Candace is a Professor of English at Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia. Candace is also Director of Communications and Production Editor at Jan-Carol Publishing, Johnson City, Tennessee, which publishes books and Voice Magazine for Women. Candace is Founder and Editor of Wild Leek Press, an independent literary publisher with a focus on letterpress printing and design. Creative writing, poetry, typography, book arts, letterpress, and design are her primary research and teaching interests. Her poetry appears in two chapbooks, Nothing Is So Lovely (Finishing Line Press 2016) and Royal Crown (Wild Leek Press 2014), and is forthcoming in print and online in numerous journals and anthologies.

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Nothing Is So Lovely

Nothing Is So Lovely is a collection of hard-hitting poems that explores the experiences of a young woman born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains. Candace Butler speaks from her heart and engages the reader with themes of storytelling, place, and tradition. Whether the poem is a canzone
about dancing, an ekphrastic pantoum featuring a contemplative angel, or a recipe poem with local masters, Butler’s second chapbook of poetry takes you to a place rich with music, the beauty of the mountains, and the traditional heritage of Central Appalachia.

Nothing Is So Lovely is now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Finishing Line Press’ Online Bookstore.