Mike Smith Publishes book, “Pocket Guide to Another Earth”

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Pocket Guide to Another Earth marks the third book, in three different genres, that Delta State University professor Mike Smith has published in the last eight months, joining And There Was Evening and There Was Morning (WTAW Press, San Francisco) and Contemporary Chinese Short-Short Stories (Columbia University Press, New York). It is his fourth poetry collection and seventh full-length book overall.

Both And There Was Evening and There Was Morning and Contemporary Chinese Short-Short Stories were awarded national prizes this year, a Gold Medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards and The Franklin R. Buchanan from the Association for Asian Studies, respectively.

Mike Smith has published three other collections of poetry, including Byron and Baghdad and Multiverse from BlazeVox. His translation of the first part of Goethe’s Faust was published by Shearsman Books, and he is co-editor of the anthology, Contemporary Chinese Short-Short Stories: A Parallel Text, published by Columbia University Press. His memoir, And There Was Evening and There Was Morning appeared from WTAW Press in 2017. He lives with his family of seven deep in the Mississippi Delta.

$5 Summer Movie Series at BPAC

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All tickets are $5 to see films on the big screen in the Delta & Pine Land Theatre at the Bologna Performing Arts Center. Upcoming films include:

“I Can Only Imagine” – Tuesday, May 29 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
“Early Man” – Tuesday, June 19 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
“Sherlock Gnomes” – Tuesday, June 26 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

All films are rated PG and seating is general admission. Popcorn and candy concessions will be for sale. For more information, call 662-846-4626 or go online www.bolognapac.com

Peace Officers Memorial Day

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Fly the United States Flag at Half-Staff on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day 2018  

President John F. Kennedy declared the first Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15, 1962, as a tribute to peace officers and in honor of peace officers who, through their courageous deeds, lost their lives or became disabled in the line of duty. This day has been observed in our country annually ever since.

On this day, and every day, it is fitting to honor those peace officers who gave their lives to protect ours, and to thank the law enforcement officers who serve for their dedication and service to our communities.

In accordance with Flag Code section 7(m), the United States flag is to be displayed at half-staff for the entire day in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. By a joint resolution approved October 1, 1962, as amended (76 Stat. 676), and by Public Law 103-322, as amended (36 U.S.C. 136-137), the President has been authorized and requested to designate May 15 of each year as “Peace Officers Memorial Day” and the week in which it falls as “Police Week.”