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Dorothy Hull Library - Windsor Charter Township

Poet Richard Gilmore Loftus to visit the Library

Local poet will virtually join the library book club for a poetry reading and discussion.

The Dorothy Hull Library is delighted to announce the visit of poet Richard Gilmore Loftus on Tuesday October 12th at 7pm. Loftus is the author of three volumes of poetry, Dress Whites (2018), Fireflies (2020) and Autumn, coming in September of 2021. Richard Gilmore Loftus will join us virtually via Zoom to read selections from his new book and the two previous volumes of poetry, and answer questions on October 12th.

In Dress Whites, Richard Gilmore Loftus brightens the gloom with words that transform everyday moments. In Fireflies, Richard Gilmore Loftus mines the extraordinary and commonplace, unearthing bright and dark revelations. (A review from Kirkus) “Deeply thoughtful and satisfyingly unpretentious poems.”

Coming in September 2021, a third volume of poetry titled Autumn. Autumn is a collection of poems that surprise in the turns they take as they explore beginnings and endings, in life and companionship. (A review from Booklife) “An early standout pays gently comic tribute to a pair of hands muddling through a piano exercise, the rhythm and polish of the final couplet more satisfying than the musical performance: “hand by hand in double time, the right ahead, the left behind,” he writes. The precision of that line exemplifies Richard Gilmore Loftus’s work. The images and ideas they conjure stay with the reader, summoning hope and memory, and inviting the reader to revisit the poems. Autumn offers crisp, memorable verse, but also the opportunity to see what Loftus sees.”

Everyone is welcome, seating is limited. Masks are requested and appreciated. To attend via Zoom, or for more information, contact the library at 517-646-0633.