Peterborough Town Library schedules poetry reading

  • Henry Walters COURTESY PHOTO

  • Ewa Chrusciel COURTESY PHOTO

Published: 9/14/2023 9:00:28 AM

Peterborough Town Library, 2 Concord St., will hold a poetry reading to inaugurate the fall migration with New Hampshire poets Ewa Chrusciel and Henry Walters Saturday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m.

The reading will be held outdoors on the library River Terrace, If it rains, the event will move indoors to the 1833 Room.

Walters' poems draw on his experience as a falconer and naturalist, while in Chrusciel's latest book, “Yours, Purple Gallinule,” birds become a means of confronting and reconceiving ideas of health and illness.  Copies of their latest books will be available for purchase.

Walters is the author of two books of poetry, most recently “The Nature Thief,” a finalist for the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize. His essays, poems and translations from Italian have appeared in periodicals such as Raritan, The Yale Review, The Threepenny Review and Literary Imagination, and his work as a playwright has been performed by Peterborough's Firelight Theatre Workshop. The founder of Monadnock Falconry, he lives in Hancock with his young family, a hive of bees and a hawk.

Chrusciel is a bilingual poet and a translator. Her five books in English include “Contraband of Hoopoe” and “Of Annunciations.” She has also published three books in Polish, in addition to Polish translations of authors such as Joseph Conrad and Isaac Bashevis Singer. She is an associate professor of creative writing and poetry at Colby-Sawyer College, where she teaches courses in comparative literature, composition and contemporary poetics.

For information on this program or other library services, visit or call 603-924-8040.

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