June 21: Celebrate Rye, NH’s 400th Anniversary with Poet Elaine Sexton

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Date(s) - June 21, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Rye Public Library


Poet Elaine Sexton Reads at the Rye Public Library

in celebration of the town’s 400th Anniversary (est. 1623.)

Visit the library lawn for a poetry reading with Rye native Elaine Sexton. Her latest collection of poems is entitled Drive. Her three previous books of poetry are: Sleuth, Causeway, and Prospect/Refuge. Her poems, art reviews, book reviews, and works in visual art have appeared in journals and anthologies, textbooks and websites including American Poetry Review, Art in America, Poetry, O! the Oprah Magazine, and Poetry Daily. She teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence College in addition to her private workshops in her studio and online.  Elaine invites you to share one of your poems!
Elaine Sexton had an opportunity to talk about her new book, DRIVE, and her early influences growing up in NH, in an interview with Frances Richey
published in the March issue of Plume https://plumepoetry.com/.  Reviews of the book have appeared in the spring issues of Big City Lit:
When: June 21 ~ 2:00pm
Where: Rye Public Library
581 Washington Road, Rye NH 03870