The Woods Hole Public Library is pleased to announce their participation in National Poetry Month with several poetry events. The first will be a reading and discussion of the poems selected for this year’s “Common Threads”, which is produced by Mass Poetry. “Common Threads” is an annual publication of 7-10 poems by Massachusetts poets chosen by a Massachusetts poet, with a guide to reading and discussing the poems. The guest editor, and person who has chosen these poems is Falmouth’s own Alice Kociemba. The poets chosen for this year are Michael Ansara, Susan Donnelly, Alan Feldman, Danielle Legros, Henry Lyman, Seamus Healey, and U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. As an added feature of this year’s program, video clips of the poets reading their own work will be included.
As part of the statewide celebration of our poets, groups will be meeting and discussing these poems all across Massachusetts. The leader of the Woods Hole Library’s evening discussion will be Prosser Gifford, who after an illustrious career, now serves as the president of the Library’s Board of Directors. This reading and discussion will take place on Monday evening, April 11, starting at 7:30. If people would like to read the poems ahead of time, they may simply google “Common Threads Poetry.”
This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome. For more details, call the Library at 508-548-8961.
Other poetry events will follow in the succeeding weeks and include readings by local poets Jarita Davis, Alice Kociemba, and Tom Chilton, among others, reading from their own work.