In the book, Davis shares the true story of her mother, Patricia Davis Harton, and her remarkable journey from suffering to recovery which connected a new link between metal allergies and muscle inflammation. Davis’ research for the book is now prompting patients and physicians to become more aware of mysterious health symptoms which may appear when joint replacements, or any type of metals, are implanted in the body.
“The book signing in Rome is important for me not just to promote the book” Davis said. “I was born in Rome and grew up there so I still have family and friends in the community. I worked there and was very involved in community activities so it’s special for me to come back.”
Rome resident Sandra Meek will release “Road Scatter,” a collection of poems, in September.
“‘Road Scatter’ is an extended elegy, taking as its key tone my mother’s death,” Meek said of the book. “It intertwines this personal loss, however, with other devastations — environmental, as in extinctions of species; political, as in the betrayal of a newly independent country’s collective optimist. The passing of promise, the extinguishing of potential — certainly these echo through the collection. No elegy is solely about loss, however; the fac of the elegy’s existence underscores the desire to go on.”
Meek is the author of three previous books of poems: “Biogeography,” winner of the Doset Prize; “Burn,” and “Nomadic Foundations.” She is also the editor of an anthology, “Deep Travel: Contemporary American Poets Abroad” which was awarded a 2008 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal.
She is director of the Georgia Poetry Circuit and Dana Professor English, Rhetoric and Writing at Berry College.
“Road Scatter” will be available Sept. 24.