Virtual Reading ft. Charles Coe and Danielle Legros Georges

Please join us for the Grolier Virtual Reading Series featuring poets Charles Coe and Danielle Legros Georges. Click here to register.

Danielle Legros Georges is a writer, translator, academic, and author of several books of poetry including The Dear Remote Nearness of You, winner of the New England Poetry Club’s Sheila Margaret Motten book prize. She is a professor in and director of the Lesley University MFA program in Creative Writing, and taught in the Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences Writer’s Workshop, at the University of Massachusetts, Boston for more than a decade. She was appointed the second Poet Laureate of the city of Boston, serving in the role from 2015 to 2019. Her most recent work is a book of translations from the French, Island Heart: The Poems of Ida Faubert, published by Subpress Collective in 2021.

Charles Coe is a poet, prose writer, teacher of writing and a musician (vocals and didgeridoo). He was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana but he has lived in the Boston area since 1975. After eighteen years of working for the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the state agency that funds arts and culture, he retired in the spring of 2015. He now spends his time writing, teaching writing, and making music. He has written three books of poetry, most recently Memento Mori in 2019. He received a fellowship in poetry from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and was selected by the Associates of the Boston Public Library as a “Boston Literary Light in 2014.” He is currently an Artist Fellow for the St. Botolph Club, an organization that supports arts and the humanities in Greater Boston and spent 2017 as an Artist-in-Residence for the city of Boston.