Local poet Michael Palma reads from his work

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Monday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m., Michael Palma will be reading a selection of his poems. Get ready for a new look at weather, war, love, and so much more from this poet’s unique perspective.

Palma has published four collections of verse: “The Egg Shape,” “Antibodies,” “A Fortune in Gold,” and “Begin in Gladness.” His poetry has also been anthologized in Penguin’s “Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry.” When not writing his own poetry, he translates the work of renowned Italian poets – 18 volumes, including a fully rhymed version of Dante’s “Inferno” – for which he has won international awards. Other than translations, his most recent book is “Faithful in My Fashion: Essays on the Translation of Poetry.” He lives with his wife in Bellows Falls, Vt.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.rockinghamlibrary.org, call 802-463-4270, email programming@rockinghamlibrary.org, or stop by the library at 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls, Vt.

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