A Celebration of Poetry with Broadstone Books

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Celebrate National Poetry Month with Broadstone Books and PSPL!

Enjoy an evening of readings by poets Susan Cobin, Ceridwen Hall, and Tim Hunt. A signing will follow with books available for purchase.

Susan Cobin is originally from Los Angeles and now lives in Lexington. She received a BA in Spanish from UC Santa Barbara and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Oregon. What You Choose is her first collection of poetry, and her poems also have appeared in many journals, including The Malahat Review, Kayak, Poetry East, Permafrost, Cimarron Review, Chariton Review, Spectrum, and Michigan Quarterly Review. Her poem “I Keep a Rock” was a finalist for the 2017 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award.

Ceridwen Hall is a poet and educator from Ohio. She completed her MFA at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and her PhD at the University of Utah, where she received the Clarence Snow Fellowship and the Levis Prize in Poetry. In addition to her first full-length collection Acoustic Shadows, she is the author of two chapbooks: Automotive (Finishing Line Press) and fields drawn from subtle arrows (Co-winner of the 2022 Midwest Chapbook Award). Her work has appeared in TriQuarterly, Pembroke Magazine, Tar River Poetry, The Cincinnati Review, Craft, Poet Lore, and other journals. You can find her online at www.ceridwenhall.com

Tim Hunt was born in Calistoga and raised primarily in Sebastopol, two small towns north of San Francisco that were, in the 1950s and 1960s, still agricultural, working-class communities. As a boy, he identified strongly with the Lake County region of his father's family, an area of the Sierra Nevada foothills where quicksilver mining had once been profitable. Here one of his aunts taught him “I Can Tell You Are a Logger ’Cause You Stir Your Coffee with Your Thumb,” while a rockabilly cousin offered “Be-Bop-a-Lula.” Educated at Cornell University, he taught American literature at several schools, including Washington State University and Deep Springs College, before concluding his career at Illinois State University, where he was University Professor of English. He and his wife Susan, a retired respiratory therapist, have two children: John, a visual artist, and Jessica, a composer.


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