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Ratiner joined poets at Heaney Memorial

Steven RatinerSteven Ratiner / David Andrews photo 

The Hastings Room Series returned, presenting the Seamus Heaney Memorial Reading at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22.

Readers are Fred Marchant, Hilary Sallick and Steven Ratiner, Arlington poet laureate. 

The event is at the First Church Congregationalist, 11 Garden St., near Harvard Square. 

Marchant is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Said Not Said (Graywolf Press), recognized as an "honored book" for 2017 by the Massachusetts Book Awards. Earlier books include Full Moon Boat, House on Water, House in Air and The Looking House. His first book, Tipping Point, won the 1993 Washington Prize, from The Word Works, and was reissued in a 20th-anniversary second edition.

Sallick is the author of Asking the Form (Cervena Barva Press, 2020) and Winter Roses (Finishing Line Press, 2017). She teaches reading and writing to adult learners in Somerville, and she is vice president of the New England Poetry Club.

Ratiner has published three poetry chapbooks and is completing work on two full-length collections. His work has appeared in journals, including Parnassus, Agni, Poet Lore, Salamander and Poetry Australia.

Giving Their Word – Conversations with Contemporary Poets was reissued in a paperback edition (University of Massachusetts Press) and features interviews with many of contemporary poetry’s most important figures.


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This news announcement was published Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. 

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