All are invited to an in-person poetry program in the Concord Free Public Library’s Goodwin Forum on Sunday, November 20, from 3 – 4:15 p.m. Acclaimed poets Brian Burt, a Concord resident, and Quintin Collins, from Chicago, now Boston-based, will read from their recent collections and engage in a Q & A about craft, influences, and the writing life. Library doors will open at 2:40 for this program. Books can be purchased before and after the reading. All are welcome to stay after the program for conversation and refreshments.
“Burt has crafted a book of modern pastorals, reminding us that even in the time of iPhones and plagues, the land and the word can still replenish the spirit.” – Kirun Kapur, editor, Beloit Poetry Journal, and author of Women in the Waiting Room
“Reading Claim Tickets for Stolen People creates the feeling one has studying a transcendental sonogram: Collins brings inner life into focus. Blackness is reclaimed, celebrated, embodied…He can be furious, funny, and fatherly in a single poem, with a range as broad as his compassion.” – Terrance Hayes, author of American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin
Library doors will open at 2:40 for this program. Please register at www.concordlibrary.org.
The Poetry at the Library Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.