An evening with Tess Taylor on her new book of poetry, Work & Days, and Rachel Richardson on her new book, Hundred-Year Wave.
Work & Days, Tess Taylor’s second book of poetry, examines the pleasures and anxieties of small scale farming in the era of climate change. In a cycle of 28 poems, it traces her experience several years ago working on a small New England farm, where she worked for a year. Taylor’s first collection of poetry, The Forage House, was a finalist for the Believer Poetry Award. She is a resident of El Cerrito.
Rachel Richardson is the author of two books of poetry, Copperhead and Hundred-Year Wave. Infused with her family’s maritime history and her self-described all-encompassing role as a new mother, Hundred-Year Wave, her newer collection, references the classic tale of Moby-Dick, borrowing Ahab’s grand quest for the white whale to tell a contemporary story about the wilderness of suburban motherhood. She is a resident of Berkeley.
The evening will be moderated by Cheryl Dumesnil, who is the author of two poetry collections, Showtime at the Ministry of Lost Causes, forthcoming in November 2016, and In Praise of Falling, winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. A freelance editor, writer, and writing coach, she is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and ESME.com.
Live! from the Library, presented by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation, features free public lectures, literary events, and cultural programs at the Walnut Creek and Ygnacio Valley libraries. Programming is made possible by donations to the Foundation’s Annual Fund.