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Saturday, February 27 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Poetry Reading with Charles Coe

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Known for his powerful readings and unusually warm and compassionate voice, Charles Coe's poems speak to the heart and mind as well as the ear. He combines subjects as diverse as Afro-American history, myth, jazz, and family as well as surprising observations of those unexpected moments of joy to be found in a work-a-day city. Hear from one of our region's finest poets as he shares his sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant, but always insightful work. Coe will weave stories from his own life and reflections on his writing process through readings of poems from his 3 published collections. The reading will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience. A recipient of a Mass. Cultural Council fellowship in poetry, Coe served as an Artist-iin-Residence for the City of Boston in 2017 and is an Artist Fellow for Boston's St Botolph Club. Teaching poetry and prose is a special interest and he has taught in a wide variety of settings; currently he is an adjunct professor of English at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, teaching poetry and non fiction in the low-residency MFA program. Presented by Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture in collaboration with Robbins Library and Arlington's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Division in conjunction with the launch of "Elevating Arlington's Voices of Color", a new collection welcoming poems, stories, essays, memoirs, photos, videos, diaries, artworks, and other digital artifacts from the Arlington Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities. Advance registration required at https://artisttalkcharlescoe.eventbrite.com

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Charles Coe

Poet and writer Charles Coe is author of two books of poetry: All Sins Forgiven: Poems for my Parents and Picnic on the Moon, both published by Leapfrog Press. His poetry and prose has appeared in a number of literary reviews and anthologies. He is author of Spin Cycles, a short novel... Read More →

Saturday February 27, 2021 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST