The Brookline Poetry Series Weblog

December 3, 2007

You Rock, Ann Killough, You Rock!

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Our dear Ann had a boffo book launch for her amazing collection, Beloved Idea, on Saturday. Everyone was there–pretty much every person I’ve ever seen at the Poetry Series, local editors, teachers, and some psychics.

Everyone was invited to don a Statue of Liberty crown. Charming to see all those bright green floppy tiaras floating around the room.

The food was unbelievably good and plentiful. There were big cushy chairs for schmoozing (ah, Harvard; to have unlimited resources!), lots of mingling and chat, and did I mention the food?

The best part, of course, was hearing Ann read. Three poems from the book, plus “Leaves of Grass” from her amazing chapbook. The estimable Fred Marchant, friend and mentor to us all, gave a splendid and heartfelt introduction.

It’s astonishing to me that our community of writers has grown as it has, resulting in so many fine poets and publications in the last five years.

We convene once more this Friday to hear the ever delightful Freddy Frankel, and another fine Alice James Poet, Lesle Lewis. See you there!

— SR

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