Thursday, April 4, 2013

Friday April 5th at 7:00 PM

“Crinkling my sleep ear,
The chill of spring peepers
   And underneath those
   Blabber of toads…”

This is the voice of Walter Clark, serious poet and prose writer of both close descriptions and idiosyncratic depictions of the landscape he loved. In his retirement from university life to New Hampshire he wrote poems of perception and contemplation, joy, despair, and resolution. He also wrote letters to his daughter Alison. Through them we roam at night between snowdrifts, dismember a beaver dam, learn how post-and-beam carpenters walk, welcome a mouse invasion, and boil maple sap all day. A longtime professor at the University of Michigan, Walter Clark retired to Hancock in 1993 where he pursued many interests, including becoming a trustee of the Hancock Town Library. He died at his home in 2008. Join local authors Jane Eklund, Howard Mansfield, Sy Montgomery, Julia Older and musician Steve Schuch for an evening of the poetry and prose of Walter Clark. This program is free and open to all.

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