Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The Seamus Heaney Memorial Reading Wednesday 22 Sep 2021 @7pm

The Seamus Heaney Memorial Reading


22 Sep 2021 @7pm

First Church Congregationalist

11 Garden Street near Harvard Square

The Hastings Room Series is back, presenting

And the name, a lost potent musk,

Recalled the river’s long swerve,

A kingfisher’s blue bolt at dusk…

“A New Song,” 1972

G u e s t r e a d e r s —

Fred Marchant is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Said Not Said (Graywolf Press), recognized as an "Honored Book" for 2017 by the Massachusetts Book Awards. Earlier books include Full Moon Boat, House on Water, House in Air, and The Looking House. His first book, Tipping Point, won the 1993 Washington Prize, from The Word Works, and was reissued in a 20th anniversary second edition.

Hilary Sallick is the author of Asking the Form (Cervena Barva Press, 2020) and Winter Roses (Finishing Line Press, 2017). She teaches reading and writing to adult learners in Somerville, and she is vice-president of the New England Poetry Club.

Steven Ratiner has published three poetry chapbooks, and is completing work on two full-length collections. His work has appeared in journals, including Parnassus, Agni, Poet Lore, Salamander, and Poetry Australia. Giving Their Word – Conversations with Contemporary Poets was re-issued in a paperback edition (University of Massachusetts Press) and features interviews with many of contemporary poetry’s most important figures. In 2019 he was appointed Poet Laureate of Arlington, Massachusetts.