Peterborough

Poets speaking at Toadstool

Two acclaimed area poets will be at The Toadstool Bookshop on Saturday.

At 11 a.m. award-winning poet Meg Kearney will be at the shop to read and sign her new picture book for children. “Trouper” is based on the true rescue story of a street dog from Puerto Rico. Fully illustrated by Caldecott Honor Book artist E. B. Lewis, Kearney’s simple but lyrical tale brings the three-legged mutt off the streets, into an animal shelter, and up to her own home in New Ipswich.

Kearney is the author of several earlier books of poetry including two written for young adults.

At 2 p.m. Donald Wellman will read from his various collections of poetry and translations including the recent book The Cranberry Island Series. A New Hampshire native now living in Weare, he taught cultural studies and writing at Daniel Webster College. His poetry draws on his knowledge of coastal and rural New England, as well as his travels in Europe and North Africa. Recent translations feature the work of Spanish poets Antonio Gamoneda and Emilio Prados.

A New Hampshire native now living in Weare, he taught cultural studies and writing at Daniel Webster College. His poetry draws on his knowledge of coastal and rural New England, as well as his travels in Europe and North Africa. Recent translations feature the work of Spanish poets Antonio Gamoneda and Emilio Prados.

Both events are free and young children are welcome at Kearney’s reading. For information, call 924-3543.

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