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Poetry at the Library: Brian Burt and Quintin Collins

November 20, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

- Free

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.


Concord Free Public Library
129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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