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Poetry Salon with Claire Keyes on Terrance Hayes

September 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We are pleased to be able to continue our long-running monthly Poetry Salon as a virtual program via Zoom. This year, the Poetry Salon at the Abbot Public Library will feature Black poets. Some of the poetry may be revolutionary, while some may take place at home, watching a child play or smelling some flowers! When we gather at 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 20th, 2020, Marblehead poet Claire Keyes will lead a virtual discussion by means of Zoom. The Salon will focus on the American poet and educator, Terrance Hayes, in particular his latest book, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, which you can reserve in print for Curbside Pickup from the library catalog at evergreen.noblenet.org, or listen to the audiobook with no wait at www.hoopla digital.com!


Hayes has published seven poetry collections. His 2010 collection, Lighthead, won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2010.  In September 2014, he was a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur fellowship awarded to individuals who show outstanding creativity in their work. Hayes is a poet who reflects on race, gender, and family in works marked by formal dexterity and a reverence for history and the artistry of crafting verse. Employing an almost improvisational approach to writing, Hayes conjoins fluid, often humorous wordplay with references to popular culture, both past and present, in his subversion of canonical poetic forms.


Join us at 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 20th on Zoom! Details for accessing this event will be posted at abbotlibrary.org!


To access this program at 2:00 pm on September 20th, click here for online access or call 929 205 6099 US (New York) via phone and enter the following information:

Meeting ID: 885 1269 6171
Passcode: 782600


September 20, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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