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Poet reading at Hancock library on April 11

Poet Lea Banks will be reading from her own collection at the Hancock Town Library today at 7 p.m.

Banks is the author of the poetry chapbook, “All of Me,” published by Booksmyth Press in 2008. She is a poet, nonfiction writer, and facilitator of writing workshops, private tutorials and manuscript consultations. She is the founder of the Collected Poets Series, the former poetry editor of the Equinox, and editorial assistant for the Marlboro Review.

She attended New England College’s Master of Fine Arts program and facilitated stroke survivors’ writing workshops. Her poems, “All of Me,” and “Hallelujah,” have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Lea was a finalist for the Pavel Srut fellowship in Prague.

She is the recipient of fellowships with several organizations and has been published in many journals.

The reading is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Friends of the Hancock Town Library.

For more information, call 525-4411.

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