Join former Brookline poet laureate Jan Schreiber and poet Charles Coe for a reading in our Used Book Cellar.
Jan Schreiber was Poet Laureate of Brookline, Massachusetts from 2015 to 2017. His books include Digressions (1970), Wily Apparitions (1992), Bell Buoys (1998), and Peccadilloes (2014), as well as two books of translations: A Stroke upon the Sea and Sketch of a Serpent. A cycle of his poems, Zeno’s Arrow, was set to music by Paul Alan Levi in 2001. His criticism has been widely published and was collected in his book Sparring with the Sun (2013). He teaches in the BOLLI program at Brandeis University and runs the annual Symposium on Poetry Criticism at Western Colorado University. His new chapbook, called Bay Leaves, is scheduled to appear in the summer of 2019.
Charles Coe is a poet, prose writer, teacher of writing and a musician (vocals and didgeridoo). He is the author of two books of poetry, All Sins Forgiven: Poems for my Parents and Picnic on the Moon, as well as the novella Spin Cycles. Charles was born and raised in Indianapolis but has lived in the Boston area since 1975.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.