Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Poet Don Barkin to read at Woodbridge Library

WOODBRIDGE - April is National Poetry Month and local author Don Barkin will read from his new book of poetry "That Dark Lake," at 7 p.m. April 21 at the Woodbridge Library.
His first full-length poetry collection "That Dark Lake," contains terror and despair but also underlying faith and hope, as in the work of a poet often echoed in the collection: Robert Frost. library organizers said in a statement.
"Like Frost's, Don's verse has a fierce formality that connects it to the very tradition with which its fresh and modern voice does battle. There is enormous honesty and an unrelenting refusal to provide easy answers in these poems. Don will share selections from this memorable new work," the statement said.
Barkin also has published poems in Poetry, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, The North American Review and other magazines. He also published poetry chapbooks with Finishing Line Press and Will Hall Books, the statement said.
Barkin has taught writing at Yale and Wesleyan universities and now teaches English at Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge, the statement said.
Barkin was educated at Harvard and Cambridge universities. He lives in New Haven with his wife and daughter.
Books will be available for purchase and signing the evening of the event. The event is free and open to the public and all are welcome to join, the statement said.

For more information, call 203-389-3433, stop by the library Circulation Desk, or e-mail to pvalsecchi@ci.woodbridge.ct.us.

Editor's note: the information in the post was provided by the Woodbridge Library.

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