The Poet's Voice: Kate Baer

A not-to-be-missed event: Darien Library is thrilled to present Kate Baer as our 2023 Poet’s Voice poet.

Kate Baer is the three time New York Times bestselling author of What Kind of WomanI Hope This Finds You Well, and And Yet.  Her poetry has also been published in The New YorkerLiterary HubHuffington Post, and The New York Times.

Following a reading of selected passages, Kate will be in conversation with Darien Library Director, Kiera Parrott.

This program is available through the support of the Horace E. Manacher Poetry Fund and the Friends of Darien Library. 

This year, Darien Library, along with Greenwich Library, is pleased to partner with Wilton Library on this upcoming event.

About the Poet's Voice

The Poet’s Voice – the series that has brought Pulitzer Prize winners, Nobel Prize recipients, and Poets Laureate to local public libraries – is now in its 46th season, with readings this year at Darien Library and Greenwich Library. The series, traditionally held at Fairfield County libraries, is supported by the Horace E. Manacher Poetry Fund. The Manacher family of Greenwich has supported these readings since 1977 in an effort to bring notable poets to the community. The readings have included Pulitzer Prize winners Yusef Komunyakaa, Charles Simic, Mark Strand, and James Tate. Nobel Prize winners Joseph Brodsky and Derek Walcott have also appeared over the years, as have U.S. Poet Laureate (2001-2003) Billy Collins and Connecticut Poet Laureate (2001-2006) Marilyn Nelson. Dana Gioia, a reader in the series and former Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, labeled the series “a model for poetry readings.”

A wine and cheese reception will follow the event.  Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Barrett Bookstore

Join our friends at Greenwich Library on Tuesday, April 4th as they welcome poet Thanhhà Lai as their selection for this year's Poet's Voice.