Events

Poetry at the Library: Helena Minton and Maya Janson

All are invited to an in-person poetry program in the Concord Free Public Library’s Goodwin Forum on Sunday, December 11, from 3 – 4:15 p.m. Highly-praised poets Helena Minton, former Concord resident, and Maya Janson of Western, MA will read from their recent collections and engage in a Q & A about craft, influences, and the writing life. Books can be purchased before and after the reading. All are welcome to stay after the program for conversation and refreshments.

“Helena Minton’s poetry career spans over forty years, and “Paris Paintbox” serves as a welcome retrospective of her powerful and understated work. Minton, based in Andover MA, writes poems that are delicate, sensitive, and steel-eyed, too, possessing a distinctly New England point of view and a highly attuned power of observation and insight.”- Nina MacLaughlin, Boston Globe New England Literary News

“An acute consciousness of duality in life and language shapes Janson’s second-utterly astonishing-collection, setting known phrases rogue, and whole poems a-spin…These poems seek truths about living within doubleness through a divine vision always worldly, witty, musical – and profoundly healing.” – Jessica Greenbaum, author of Spilled and Gone

Register at www.concordlibrary.org.

The Poetry at the Library Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.