Special Adult Programs
Celebrate National Poetry Month with Sydney Lea
April is National Poetry Month, and on Thursday, April 16 at 6:30 PM, we are we are very proud to be hosting Sydney Lea, Vermont's Poet Laureate, here at 30 Foundry Street, to help us celebrate!
He will give us a preview, and be reading from his yet unpublished twelfth poetry volume, "No Doubt the Nameless", and his fourth collection of lyrical essays, "What's the Story? Short Takes on a Life Grown Long". Both collections of poems and essays will be published later this year. Of his many previous poetry collections, "Pursuit of a Wound" was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. The preceding volume, "To the Bone: New and Selected Poems", was co-winner of the 1998 Poets' Prize. He will have these, and some of his many other books of prose and poetry, on hand for sale and signing at the event.
Mr. Lea has been described as "a man in the woods with his head full of books, and a man in books with his head full of woods". His affection for story, moreover, an affection derived in no small measure from men and women elders in New England, colors his poetry, just as a relish for the musical properties of the word colors his prose. His lifelong passion for the natural world informs almost his every utterance.
This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available.
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The next meeting of Genealogy Quest will be on Tuesday, March 31 in the conference room at 30 Foundry Street.
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