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April 10, 2016 Arts and Entertainment No Comments
Joan Hofmann, poet laureate of Canton, at "An Evening of Poetry," which took place in the town hall auditorium on April 7, 2016. Photo by John Fitts

Joan Hofmann, poet laureate of Canton, at “An Evening of Poetry,” which took place in the town hall auditorium on April 7, 2016.
Photo by John Fitts

Joan Hofmann, Poet Laureate of Canton, Hosted an “Evening of Favorite Poems” at Canton Town Hall on Thursday, April 7.

Marjorie Clarke reads "Splitting An Order," by Ted Kooser. Photo by Joan Hofmann

Marjorie Clarke reads “Splitting An Order,” by Ted Kooser.
Photo by Joan Hofmann

In addition to Hofmann, those who came out to read included Virginia Shreve, David Leff, Michele Begley, Beth Vrabel, Emma Vrabel, Sue Hoben, Ron Todd, Janot Bente, Annie Barrett, Howard Banow, Marjorie clarke, John Fitts, Ev Kubas, Lynn Hunter, David A. Howard, Veda Leone, Gail Deutsch, Mary Eichhorn Fletcher, Geoffrey Bok and Simone.

Poems read included:
“Valentine for Ernest Mann,” Naomi Shihab Nye
“Pretty Isn’t a Nice Word,” Nikola Gill
“To a Moth Seen in Winter,” Robert Frost
“At Ease, Carry On,” Sandra Hoben
“Marginalia,” Billy Collins
“Gashleycrumb Tinies,” Edward Gorey
“Cremation of Sam McGee,” Robert William Service
“One Art,” Elizabeth Bishop
Photo by Joan Hofmann

Photo by Joan Hofmann

“Kindness,” Naomi Shihab Nye
“Linguistics,” Abigail Yannaway
“Dover Beach,” Matthew Arnold
“Splitting An Order,” Ted Kooser
“A Blessing,” James Wright
“Where I’m From,” George Ella Lyon
“To the Rose Upon the Road of Time”
“Song of Rain,” Kahil Kibran
“Today Means Amen,” Sierra DeMulder
“A Road Less Traveled,” Robert Frost
“Sabbath Poems, 1979, VIII,” Wendell Berry
“To a Dear Friend,” Brian Doyle
“Prospero’s Monologue,” William Shakespeare
Editor’s Note: We are missing the name of one selection but will add it when possible. 
 

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