Date(s) - November 19, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Toadstool Bookshop
Visit the Toadstool Bookshop in Peterbourough, NH
Henry Walters will read from and discuss his newly published collection of poems, The Nature Thief. A compendium of clues and the mysteries they point to, “The Nature Thief” begins in the shadow of a crime: something’s amiss. In poems that take the part of felon and victim, detective and witness, judge and jury, the case becomes more puzzling and more ancient: what’s gone missing is not only an apple from the Garden, or fire from Olympus, or what Ophelia calls the beauteous majesty of Denmark, but nothing less than a world, a compendium of thefts over which all of us, thieves ourselves, keep watch.
Henry Walters was born in Chicago in 1984 and grew up in Clinton, Michigan. After studying Classics at Harvard University and in Rome under the late Reginald Foster, he lived as a falconer’s apprentice in Ireland and a beekeeper’s assistant in Sicily before returning to the United States, where he has worked as a seasonal biologist, postal carrier, censustaker, gardener, carpenter, baseball coach, actor, teacher, playwright, and birding guide. He now lives in New Hampshire with his young family, a hive of bees, and a hawk.
His first book, “Field Guide A Tempo” , was a finalist for the 2016 Kate Tufts Discovery Award.