Poetry Salon with Claire Keyes on Malcolm Miller

Poetry Salon with Claire Keyes on Malcolm Miller

Online Registration Required – please register to attend here

No registration required for in-person attendance

On Thursday, Oct. 19, the Poetry Salon will meet to discuss the poetry of Malcolm Miller, a poet who lived most of his life in Salem, Mass. Joining us will be Rod Kessler, Professor Emeritus at Salem State University, an advocate of Miller and his poetry. Following Miller’s death, Kessler and other admirers sifted through over 3,000 of Miller’s poems to select the ones included in a collection entitled “What I Am Always Waiting For.” Miller himself published nearly sixty books of poetry during his lifetime. Many of these were cheap, self-published books; a few were published by main-stream presses. Most recently, Derby Wharf Light Box published the chapbook “No!” to fill out the extent of Miller’s work. His poems, at their best, are grounded in place and reflect his knowledge of form by defying it. They express a deep self-knowledge, which at times is tragic and at times, humorous. Please join Claire Keyes, Professor Emerita at Salem State University, for what promises to be a lively discussion of Miller’s poems. The Salon meets from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Abbot Public Library on 3 Brook Road in Marblehead or via Zoom.

To attend via Zoom, please register in advance for this meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Poetry packets will be available at the library or online at abbotlibrary.org.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Abbot Public Library.

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