April is poetry month, and in celebration the Fairfield Public Library is hosting a reading by Annette Basalyga. She will read from her newly published book of poems, Lifer, on Wednesday, April 18 in the Memorial Room of the Main Library, located at 1080 Old Post Rd. The reading will begin at 7 p.m.
“Annette Basalyga is not just a poet’s poet, admired by other poets, but one who can be read, just for pleasure, by anyone.”—Susan Diamond.
She writes about family, fear, betrayal and endurance and has compiled a collection of poems whose words will keep coming back to you. Basaylga was a fellow at the University of Iowa’s Writers Workshop where she received that university’s Academy of American Poets’ Prize and an M.F.A in poetry. She has taught at the University of Puerto Rico, in the New York City Public School System, at Penn State, Worthington campus and as Lecturer of Distinction at Marywood University. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and periodicals.
Advanced registration is required due to the limited space. All programs at the Fairfield Public Library are free of charge. For more information and to register for this event call 203-256-3160, or visit www.fairfieldpubliclibray.org