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Pints & Poems

August 22, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Reading and book signings featuring Worcester Poet Laureate Oliver de la Paz and poets Karen Elizabeth Sharpe and Chris Noonan.


Oliver de la Paz is the Poet Laureate of Worcester, MA for 2023-2025. He is the author and editor of seven books: Names Above Houses, Furious Lullaby, Requiem for the Orchard, Post Subject: A Fable, and The Boy in the Labyrinth, a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award in Poetry. His newest work, The Diaspora Sonnets, is forthcoming from Liveright Press in 2023. With Stacey Lynn Brown he co-edited A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry. A founding member, Oliver serves as the co-chair of the Kundiman advisory board and on the board for Poetry Daily.




Elizabeth Sharpe is from Westminster, Massachusetts. Karen is the author of Prayer Can Be Anything, by Finishing Line Press (2023) and a poetry editor at The Worcester Review. Her poems have recently appeared or will appear in The MacGuffin, West Trade Review, Mom Egg Review, Catalyst, the Mizmor Anthology, Mason Street Review, among others. Karen has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.









Chris Noonan is a philosopher at heart and an environmental scientist by trade. He has authored three books of poetry; Penumbra, Hearts & Highways and Kaleidoscopic. He enjoys writing, outdoor activities, traveling and spending time with family and friends. He grew up in Central Massachusetts and lives in Worcester with his family.





August 22, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Karen Elizabeth Sharpe


Wormtown Brewery
72 Shrewsbury St.
Worcester, MA 01604 United States
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