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January 8, 2019: David Ruekberg and Charlie Coté: Poems of Loss & Transformation

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019. 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Prepare your souls and mark your calendars for a reading by Charlie Coté and David Ruekberg as part of the Writers & Books Genesee Reading Series, hosted by Wanda Schubmehl.

David will read from his first book, Where Is the River Called Pishon? (Kelsay Books), which explores the longing for spiritual belonging in everyday life. Poet and novelist Pablo Medina notes that his poems “engage the domestic and natural spheres to encounter the elemental forces that drive us: love, grief, despair and hope.” David received his MFA from the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, and teaches English at Hilton High School. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Barrow Street, Borderlands, DMQ, Lake Effect, Mudfish, North American Review, Poet Lore, Slush Pile, and elsewhere. His second manuscript, Hour of the Green Light, was semi-finalist in the 18th Annual Elixir Press Poetry Award.

The elegies in Charlie Coté’s forthcoming book I Play His Red Guitar (Tiger Bark Press, due out in May 2019), lament and celebrate the loss of a beloved son, taking the reader through seasons of grief, recovery and transformation. Coté is a clinical social worker in private practice in Rochester, NY, and the author of Flying for the Window (Finishing Line Press, 2008). His work has appeared in Barrow Street, Big City Lit, Segue, Salamander, The Cortland Review, Connecticut River Review, Upstreet, Connotation Press, Ducts, Terminus, and Quiddity. He teaches poetry at Writers & Books and serves as the chair for 13thirty Cancer Connect.

Now in its 36th year, the Genesee Reading Series is a smorgasbord for your literary palate. $3 for members, $6 for the general public.

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