National poet coming to Daytona library

Nationally acclaimed poet Frances Richard will read some of her works from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach.

Richard, who teaches at the California College of the Arts, is taking part in the Atlantic Center for the Arts’ Master Artist-in-Residence Program. She has published three volumes of poems, is a well-known critic and editor, and has received the Marlboro Prize in Poetry.

Author Maggie Nelson has called her “one of the most riveting, rewarding, challenging, and important poets writing today.”

After the reading, Richard will sign books.

Reservations are not required for this free program, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Daytona Beach Library.

For more information, call Deborah Shafer at 386-257-6036, ext. 16264.

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