Forth sunday poetry readings
A dedicated committee of local poets and poetry-lovers arrange a monthly poetry program that includes many award-winning and local poets.
These programs take place on the fourth Sunday of the month at 2pm in the meeting room of the library.
Readings are free and open to the public. Light refreshments are served. Find their Facebook page here.
Next reading - Jan 24, 2020 at 2pm
Our January reading will take place online only, on the Fourth Sundays: Poetry at the Claremont Library Facebook page. Come to our Facebook page at 2pm on Sunday, and refresh your browser until you see the reading begin. We'll also leave the recording of the reading up on Facebook for one week, so if you can't make it on January 24, stop by later on in the week and listen to our fabulous readers.
Chad Sweeney is the author of six books of poetry, including Little Million Doors (Nightboat Books, 2019), Parable of Hide and Seek (Alice James Books), Arranging the Blaze (Anhinga Press), and two books of translation, The Art of Stepping Through Time, the selected poems of Iranian dissident poet, H.E. Sayeh (White Pine Press, with Mojdeh Marashi) and Pablo Neruda’s final book, The Call to Destroy Nixon and to Advance the Chilean Revolution (Marick Press, 2019). Sweeney’s poems have been included in Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, Verse Daily, American Poetry Review, New American Writing, and the Writer's Almanac. He is an Associate Professor of English/Creative Writing at CSU Bernardino and lives in southern California with his partner, Jennifer Kochanek Sweeney, and their two children.
Anders Carlson-Wee is the author of The Low Passions (W.W. Norton, 2019), a New York Public Library Book Group Selection. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, BuzzFeed, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many other publications. His debut chapbook, Dynamite, won the Frost Place Chapbook Prize. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Poets & Writers, Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, he is the winner of the 2017 Poetry International Prize. His work has been translated into Chinese. Anders holds an MFA from Vanderbilt University and lives in Cincinnati. www.anderscarlsonwee.com