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Matt Hohner: At The Edge Of A Thousand Years (Poetry Panel)

Location 5928 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21209
Date Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Duration   1 hours
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Prepare to be swept away by the poetic brilliance of Matt Hohner and a stellar lineup of local poets as they celebrate the release of Hohner's latest collection, "At the Edge of a Thousand Years." This highly anticipated event, hosted in the heart of Baltimore, promises to be a captivating evening of literary excellence. Hohner, a Baltimore native and acclaimed wordsmith, will be joined by three other revered poets – Jennifer Keith, Steven Leyva, and Edgar Silex – for a community reading that will leave you spellbound. "At the Edge of a Thousand Years" has already garnered critical acclaim, winning the prestigious Jacar Press Full-length Competition in 2023, a testament to Hohner's exceptional talent. Attendees will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of his words, woven with profound insights and evocative imagery. But that's not all – the event offers a unique chance to connect with the local literary community and discover the works of other celebrated poets. Jennifer Keith, a multi-talented artist and bassist for the rock band Batworth Stone, will captivate audiences with her award-winning poetry, which has graced the pages of esteemed publications. Steven Leyva, a Cave Canem fellow and author of the acclaimed chapbook "Low Parish," will share his powerful verses, infused with his unique perspective as a writer hailing from New Orleans and Houston. And Edgar Gabriel Silex, a recipient of prestigious fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, will enchant with his poetic mastery. To enhance the experience, books will be available for purchase, allowing attendees to take home a piece of literary magic. Additionally, a pop-up bar from Bird in Hand, The Ivy's sister store, will provide refreshments, ensuring a delightful evening of poetry, camaraderie, and celebration. Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of words and support the vibrant literary community of Baltimore.

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