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Brookline Poets 4 x 4 Reading

Four Brookline poets with various areas of expertise—photography, anthropology, literary studies, fiction, and poetry-in-translation—will each read four of their original poems. Featuring Peter Brown, Elizabeth Ferry, Melissa Green, and Kerry Loughman; hosted by Brookline poet laureate Jennifer Barber. The reading will be followed by a brief Q & A.

Peter Brown’s collection of short stories, A Bright Soothing Noise (UNT Press, 2010), won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize. He has published three books of translations, including a French co-translation of the collected poems of David Ferry.

Elizabeth Ferry is an anthropologist and teacher at Brandeis University. With her brother, Stephen Ferry, she is the author of La Batea, a book of writings and photographs about small-scale gold mining in Colombia (Editorial Icono / Red Hook Editions, 2017); her poems, flash fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in Salamander, Anthropology and Humanism, Otis Nebula, and elsewhere.

Melissa Green is the author of one novel, two memoirs, and four books of poetry, including Magpiety: New and Selected Poems, published by Arrowsmith Press in 2015. She was mentored in her work by the Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott.

Kerry Loughman is a retired educator and photographer. A member of the PoemWorks community, her work has appeared in The Muddy River Poetry Review, Mass Poetry’s Poem of the Moment and The Hard Work of Hope, Nixes Mate, What Rough Beast, Pendemics Journal, and is forthcoming in The Main Street Rag.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Coolidge Corner - Meeting Room
31 Pleasant Street, Brookline, MA 02446


The Coolidge Corner is located on the ground floor of the Coolidge Corner Library. There are three methods of access: (1) Use the main entrance, which is equipped with a ramp and door openers, followed by the lift in the far east corner of the ground floor. (2) Follow the outdoor ramp around the north side of the building to the ground floor entrance, which is equipped with a door opener, followed by three stairs from the hallway into the room, or (3) follow the outdoor ramp around the north side of the building to the back entrance, which is equipped with a door opener. This venue is equipped with assistive listening transmitters and devices, available upon request.

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