AE Hines Discusses His New Book of Poetry Adam in the Garden with Kathie Collins








Join poet AE Hines as he discusses his new book of poetry, Adam in the Garden, during an in-person event on Sunday, April 21, 2024, at 2 pm. Hines will be in conversation with Kathie Collins, President and Co-Founder of Charlotte Lit.


We want to celebrate AE Hines on his book Adam in the Garden. He will discuss the book during an in-store event at 2 pm, Sunday, April 21, 2024. Books are available today. We look forward to seeing you at this free event.



In Adam in the Garden, AE Hines lyrically examines the thresholds we cross: from childhood to adulthood, youth to old age, from rejection to self-acceptance. Using both personal narrative and persona, and with a variety of forms, these poems are rich in both eros and pathos as Hines explores queer love and joy that is hard won. Whether set in the garden of the body, our fragile earth, or the biblical Eden, these poems fall through gaps in their subjects to reveal the extraordinary that is hidden in the middle of everyday life.

"With Adam in the Garden, AE Hines dares to imagine a new Eden, as his speaker finds himself “middle-aged and queer,” in poems that weave sound and image into tightly crafted narratives. Whether confronting betrayal and loss, sex and desire, or even environmental collapse, threads of hope and gratitude run throughout these verses, as does the speaker’s anxiety about the fragility of what binds." — Dorianne Laux, Life on Earth


Author Bio:

AE Hines is the author of Adam in the Garden (Charlotte Lit Press, 2024) and Any Dumb Animal (Main Street Rag, 2021). He has won the Red Wheelbarrow Prize and Palette Poetry’s Love and Eros Prize, and has been a finalist for the Montreal International Poetry Prize. His poems have been widely published in such journals as The Southern Review, Rattle, The SunPrairie Schooner and Alaska Quarterly. And his literary criticism can be found in American Poetry Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Rain Taxi, and Northwest Review. He received his MFA from Pacific University. He resides in Charlotte.  More at


Moderator Bio:

Kathie Collins, co-founder and creative director of Charlotte Lit and editor-in-chief of Charlotte Lit Press, is a poet, mythologist, and lifelong student of Jungian psychology. She earned her graduate degrees in mythological studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute, where she also served as adjunct faculty. Kathie is author of Jubilee (Main Street Rag). Her poems have appeared in Flying South, Immanence, Kakalak, Major 7th Magazine, Pedestal Magazine, and Santa Fe Literary Review. She’s a 2023 Pushcart nominee and was a finalist in both the Iron Horse Lit Review and Palette Poetry 2023 Chapbook competitions.





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Event date: 
Sunday, April 21, 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
4139 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
Adam in the Garden By Ae Hines Cover Image
ISBN: 9781960558077
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Published: Charlotte Lit Press - March 1st, 2024