The Jacob Edwards Library is please to host a poetry ready by Jonathan Blake. The event is free and all welcome!
Jonathan Blake has been following the gospel of his heart for as long as he can remember. Writer, educator, arts activist/organizer, he makes his home in central Massachusetts.Currently, he teaches in the English department at Worcester State University
In 1984 my parents purchased a small log cabin overlooking a pond in a sparsely inhabited valley at the end of a long dirt road in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. In time, with the coming of grandchildren and great grandchildren, the family built another cabin to accommodate the gatherings of the tribe.
The rolling hills of the pastures on the horizon, the wildlife, the stillness needed for dreaming, have long been the wellspring for my writing.
In the late 80’s, after a visit to our family cabin, the poet Bill O’Connell named the place Paradise. It remains a place where poems and peace can be found.
Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library