In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Abbot Public Library is launching a Poetry Salon to be held monthly, starting on Sunday, April 15, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Under the guidance of Marblehead poet and Salem State professor, Claire Keyes, participants will read and discuss a wide variety of poetry and poets.
People are invited to attend any or all of the Salons. Being able to enjoy and participate in one Salon does not require attendance at previous ones. If you simply want to try exploring poetry or you have a long-time appreciation of the art, all levels are welcome!
For the April 15th session, the Salon will be centered on poems by nine Massachusetts poets. This is part of the Common Threads project, sponsored by the Massachusetts Poetry Festival to be held April 20th through April 22nd in Salem. Copies of the poems will be available at the Library, both in advance of and at the Salon. Or you may wish to download the poems from the Masspoetry.org website. In May, the Salon will treat United States Poet Laureate Philip Levine's “The Simple Truth.”
The Abbot Public Library is located at 235 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, MA 01945. For additional information, please call 781-631- 1481, or consult the Library’s website at www.abbotlibrary.org.