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Poetry Reading

Poetry Reading with Tina Kelley


Thursday April 10, 2014
1:30 PM
The National Society of Arts and Letters will be hosting a Poetry Reading by Tina Kelley. Ms. Kelley will read from her second book of poetry, Precise. Please join us in welcoming Tina Kelley to the library.

Grace Schulman, poet, scholar and editor has written that "Precise, the title of Tina Kelley’s second book, truly captures her style, for she is ever engaged in the quest for exactitude in presenting all she sees and finding exact language for it.  She goes further in moving beyond the immediate sense impression to wonder at the mystery that lies beyond it. Reading these poems, I’m struck by a passionate curiosity and control. Kelley praises life in all of its fullness and leaves room for the miraculous, as well."

Click here to read more about Precise and to see some sample poems.

Bio

Photo of Tina KelleyTina Kelley’s second collection of poetry, Precise, was published by Word Press in January 2013. Her first book of poems, The Gospel of Galore, won a 2003 Washington State Book Award. She is the co-author of Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope, a nationally best-selling book about six homeless young people and the forces that sent them to the street, published in October 2012. She was a reporter at The New York Times for ten years, shared in a Pulitzer Prize in Public Service Journalism for being a part of the Times’ coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks, and wrote 121 “Portraits of Grief,” short descriptions of the victims.  She is on the staff of Covenant House and lives in Maplewood, NJ with her husband and two children.

 


 


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