This precursor to the visit from our 2019 Artist in Resident highlights local poetry with a reading by Douglas Smith. Smith is co-editor of Mayapple Press’s In Drought Times: Scenes from Rural and Small Town Life. He was a finalist in the 2016 Mudfish Magazine and the 2017 New Guard Knightville Poetry contests. His poetry has been published in numerous journals and publications. Look for Smith’s latest collection of poems, Social Work and Other Myths at your local bookstore. Award-winning Michigan playwright Brian Cox calls this work a “poignant expression of compassion. These poems beseech us to identify with the humanity in the desperate, the afflicted, the abandoned, the evicted and the exiled.. Smith is a poet who creates an awareness that burrows into you and changes how you see.”
The library is hosting a blood drive in the McKune Room at the Chelsea District Library. You are encouraged to sign up for a 15 minute reserved spot, or just drop in. To schedule an appointment go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code “chelsealibrary”. Come join us and give the gift of Life!