Griffin Free is proud to present an evening of poetry about the New Hampshire landscape with California poet William O’Daly and Meredith, NH poet and illustrator JS Graustein.
The free event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 pm at the library, 22 Hooksett Road, Auburn, NH 03032.
Join O’Daly and Graustein as they share their journey through water and words to write their collaborative book about New Hampshire’s blue spaces: “Water Ways” (Folded Word). Co-written by a tourist and a resident, the book explores the many ways we interact with landscapes – both familiar and foreign.
In addition, O’Daly will be reading excerpts from his latest translation of Pablo Neruda’s poetry: “Crepusculario / Book of Twilight” (Copper Canyon Press). Never before published in English, this collection of Neruda’s early poetry is a treat, as is O’Daly’s masterful translation of it.
O’Daly and Graustein will be joined by local author and Griffin Free Library’s own Dan Szczesny, who will read snippets from the upcoming “The White Mountain” (Hobblebush Books). This work in progress includes translation of New Hampshire’s highest landscape, Mount Washington, bringing a different kind of flow to the discussion.