Poetry with Keith Allison

As a part of The Big Read, the Massillon Public Library invites aspiring writers to learn about the art of poetry presented by Keith Allison on Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m., via Zoom.

Allison, a published poet and essayist, will speak about his work and his process. He says, “Poetry allows me to express my hopes for a more just and compassionate world for humans and nonhumans alike. It also allows me to express my frustrations when we seem so far from those goals. Sometimes the poems are sincere, sometimes sarcastic, sometimes just plain silly. I’ll trust you can tell the difference.” Allison blogs at Ruminations of an Angry Cow.

Registration for this program closed at 11:59 p.m. on July 12. For more information about this free online program, contact Laura Klein at 330-832-9831, x319.

The Big Read is a community reading program focused on a single book. This National Endowment for the Arts initiative, in partnership with Arts Midwest, supports community reading programs across the country. Massillon Museum and its amazing community partners, including the Massillon Public Library, create
innovative and critical programs highlighting the book themes, and exposing participants to new genres and ideas. The selected book is offered to the community for free so that many can participate. This year’s book selection is Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast.


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