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SOLO/DUET: Music & Poetry Series

April 16 @ 6:00 am 8:00 pm


An evening of poetry and music. Each evening will feature solo readings by area poets that will bookend a musical duet performance in the Merriam Gilbert library in West Brookfield, Ma. Each program will begin at 6:00 pm. The evenings are free and open to the public and sponsored in part by a grant from the Mass Council of the Arts as administered locally by the West Brookfield Cultural Council.


Karen Elizabeth Sharpe is a poetry editor at the Worcester Review, and her poems have appeared in Columbia Journal, West Trade Review, Mom Egg Review, Catalyst, Mason Street Review and other magazines and anthologies. Karen has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. She has been a coffee-cart clerk, a babysitter, a journalist and editor, a caterer, a funeral ceremonialist, a professional fundraiser, and an assistant vice-president at two universities. She celebrates the healing power of forgiveness in relationships.


and John Hodgen is Writer-in-Residence at Assumption University and Advisory Editor for New Letters at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He is the author of six books of poetry, including Grace, winner of the AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry. His new book, What We May Be, is forthcoming from Lynx House Press.

Music by Jerry Wilfong, Rich Falco & Rich Ardizzone.

Jonathan Blake

Merriam Gilbert Library

3 West Main St.
West Brookfield, MA 01585 United States
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