In conjunction with the Concord Festival of Authors , the CPC presents a reading by two award-winning poets reading from their new books. Come hear these exciting and accomplished poets! Refreshments & conversation. Free.
Cammy Thomas' first book of poems, Cathedral of Wish, received the 2006 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. Both it and her second book, Inscriptions, are published by Four Way Books. A fellowship from the Ragdale Foundation helped her complete Inscriptions. Her poems have recently appeared in Appalachia, The Classical Outlook, Common Ground Review, Ibbetson Street, and Spillway. Thomas grew up on Long Island, and was educated primarily in California, writing her PhD dissertation at Berkeley on Tennyson’s poetry. A degree in poetry followed, from the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She teaches literature and creative writing at Concord Academy.
Daniel Tobin is the author of seven books of poems: Where the World Is Made, Double Life, The Narrows, Second Things, Belated Heavens (winner of the Massachusetts Book Award in Poetry), The Net, and the book-length poem From Nothing, along with the critical studies Passage to the Center: Imagination and the Sacred in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney and Awake in America: On Irish American Poetry. He is the editor of The Book of Irish American Poetry from the Eighteenth Century to the Present, Light in Hand: The Selected Early Poems of Lola Ridge, Poet’s Work, Poet’s PLay: Essays on the Practice and the Art and The Collected Early Poems of Lola Ridge. The Stone Air, his suite of versions after the poetry of Paul Celan, is forthcoming from Salmon Press. Blood Labors, his eighth book of poems, is forthcoming from Four Ways Books. Among Tobin’s awards are “The Discovery/The Nation Award,” the Robert Penn Warren Award, the Robert Frost Fellowship, the Katherine Bakeless Nason Prize, and creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. He teaches at Emerson College in Boston.
Gallery of Major Events 2004-2009
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C.D.Wright & Forrest Gander
America's foremost poetry couple doubled our pleasure.
St. Patrick's Day Gala Gathering
Kennedy, Donnelly, Delanty, Kearney, Houlihan, Tobin, Casey & More.
Lucie Brock-Broido Came to Our Town
Professor Brock-Broido showed us why she runs the show at Columbia.
Tribute to Jane Kenyon
Donald Hall and Joyce Peseroff loved Kenyon and her poetry, and we found out why.
An Evening of Great Poems
Robert Pinsky and Frank Bidart in a grand poetic conspiracy.
Dillon Bustin Sings Thoreau
Dillon and his harmonic convergence of Thoreau, poetry, and song.
To the Honor of Donald Justice
With Jorie Graham, Peter Sacks, Steven Cramer and more of the stars Justice helped to light.
Franz Wright Inaugurates the Center
Fresh Pulitzer Prize in hand, Franz wielded his spell-binding poems to dazzling effect.
It couldn't have been a better start.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council and from the Concord Cultural Council, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
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Joan Houlihan, Director
Concord Poetry Center