Date(s) - September 16, 2023
Peterborough Public Library
Peterborough Town Library announced a poetry reading to inaugurate the fall migration with New Hampshire poets Ewa Chrusciel and Henry Walters.
Where do language and the physical world meet? For both these poets, the answer is: midair.
Walters’ poems draw on his experience as a falconer and naturalist, while in Chrusciel’s latest book, Yours, Purple Gallinule, birds become a means of confronting and reconceiving ideas of health and illness. The reading will be held outdoors on the library River Terrace, Saturday, September 16th at 2:00pm. If it rains, the event will move indoors to the beautiful 1833 Room.
Copies of Henry and Ewa’s latest books will be available for purchase.
Henry Walters is the author of two books of poetry, most recently The Nature Thief, a finalist for the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize. His essays, poems, and translations from Italian have appeared in periodicals such as Raritan, The Yale Review, The Threepenny Review, and Literary Imagination, and his work as a playwright has been performed by Peterborough’s Firelight Theatre Workshop. The founder of Monadnock Falconry, he lives in Hancock with his young family, a hive of bees, and a hawk.
Ewa Chrusciel is a bilingual poet and a translator. Her five books in English include Contraband of Hoopoe (2014) and Of Annunciations (2017). She has also published three books in Polish, in addition to Polish translations of authors such as Joseph Conrad and Isaac Bashevis Singer. She is an associate professor of creative writing and poetry at Colby-Sawyer College, where she teaches courses in comparative literature, composition, and contemporary poetics.