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March Poetry at the Library

All are invited to an afternoon of poetry with noted poet Joan Houlihan reads from her 5th collection, Shadow-feast – a Japanese ceremony-inspired chronicle of her husband’s dying   - poems praised for their “distinct unflinching devotions to the realities of what we rarely notice and never say”. A recipient of a Must-Read distinction from the Massachusetts Center for the Book, she is Founder and Director of the Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference.

A classical pianist and multiple award-winning  poet, Frannie Lindsay reads from her 5th collection, If Mercy - elegant poems called “a tribute to both ‘gone things’ and the beautiful that remains…her expansive vision encompasses the animal and reaches toward the divine.” “One of our very best contemporary poets," says Terrence Hayes.

This Poetry at the Library Series will be held on Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. in the Main Library's Periodical Room. A Question and Answer session and light refreshments are included in the free, open to the public Poetry Series sponsored by The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.