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TODAY AT NOON: LUNCH WITH BOOKS: Celebrating 10 Years with Marc Harshman as WV Poet Laureate

November 22, 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm

TODAY AT NOON: LUNCH WITH BOOKS: Celebrating 10 Years with Marc Harshman as WV Poet Laureate

In addition to being in-person in the Library auditorium, this program will be available to watch live on Facebook Live, on YouTube, and on the OCPL website's LWB Livestream page Log into your Facebook or YouTube account during the program to leave questions for our presenters in the comments box. They will answer them during the live broadcast. 

Join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our friend Marc Harshman's appointment as Poet Laureate of West Virginia with a reading from his new book, "Dark Hills of Home."

He will in the course of the program read a sampling of poems from throughout his career, as well as from the new volume.  He also intends to offer reflections upon what it has meant to be the poet laureate during this time.  And there’s a rumor afloat that there will be cake, as well!!  

Every poem in the "Dark Hills of Home" had its birth among the foothills and hollows of the western Alleghenies, between the Ohio and Monongahela rivers in the heart of Appalachia--- where the sun rises late and sets early, and the night is never entirely absent. ~~~~~

Illustrated with period engravings and printed on heavy glossy paper. Approx. 4.5" x 7". Paperback, perfect-bound. 48 pages. ~~~~~

Marc Harshman's "Woman in Red Anorak" won the Blue Lynx Poetry Prize and was published in 2018 by Lynx House Press. His fourteenth children’s book, "Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Masterpiece," co-authored with Anna Smucker, was published by Roaring Brook/Macmillan in 2017. He is also co-winner of the 2019 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award. Poems have been anthologized by Kent State University, the University of Iowa, SPM Publications [London], University of Georgia, and the University of Arizona. He has been Poet Laureate of West Virginia since 2012.

Tuesday  |  2022 at noon


PRESENTER BIO: Coming soon

FEATURED BOOK: Coming soon

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"Lunch With Books" is the library’s flagship program for adult patrons. These lunchtime programs feature authors, poets, musicians, historians, and more every Tuesday at noon. Bring lunch (to the Library Auditorium or your computer), feed your brain!

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