https://somervillepubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/denise-provost-poetry-reading-city-of-stories/ Somerville Public Library
79 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
Date Idea, Lectures & Conferences, Performing Arts
Join the Somerville Public Library and Denise Provost for an afternoon of poetry and conversation. Provost will be reading of selections from her new book of poetry: City of Stories and answering audience questions.
About City of Stories:
City of Stories is a full length poetry collection which explores the narratives we construct to shape our world. In three thematic sections, these poems observe the shared experiences of community, reactions to current events, and the imaginative life sparked by interactions with literature. Many of these poems employ formal conventions: Shakespearean and Petrarchan sonnets; quatrains, heroic couplets, the ghazal and the ballade.
About Denise Provost:
Denise Provost served for many years in local government and for almost fifteen years in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. She has published in such journals as Ibbetson Street, Muddy River Poetry Review, qarrtsiluni, Quadrille, Poetry Porch's Sonnet Scroll, Sanctuary, Light Quarterly, and in numerous Bagel Bard anthologies. She received the New England Poetry Club's Samuel Washington Allen Award in 2021, and the Best Love Sonnet Award from the Maria C. Faust Sonnet Competition in 2012. Her chapbook Curious Peach was published by Ibbetson Street Press in 2019.