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Concord Poetry at the Library: Charles Coe, John Hodgen & Henry Walters

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

- Free

Join us at our capstone event for the 2023-24 season with nationally acclaimed poets Charles Coe, John Hodgen, and Henry Walters. The poets will read and engage in a Q & A, followed by book signings and light refreshments.

Charles Coe, poet, prose writer, musician (vocals and didgeridoo) and filmmaker, reads from his newest collection, Purgatory Road (Leapfrog Press 2023), “a contemporary urban Spoon River Anthology” writes poet and critic Richard Hoffman.

John Hodgen, the Writer-in-Residence at Assumption University in Worcester, MA, and Advisory Editor for New Letters at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, reads from his sixth collection, What We May Be (Lynx House Press 2024) described as “a cry of love and pain (and he makes them almost indistinguishable) on behalf of the human race, its history, its future, its lovely possibilities that seem always out of reach.”

Henry Walters reads from his second poetry collection, The Nature Thief (The Waywiser Press 2022), finalist for the Sixteenth Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize. In its praise writes poet Sherod Santos, “THE NATURE THIEF gives proof to Faulkner’s famous adage: ‘The past is not dead, it is not even past.”

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