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Poetry at Glenwood Community Library

Silver City Poets Laureate Jack Crocker and Beate Sigriddaughter will read at
the Glenwood Community Library on February 10, 2018, followed by open mic. The event starts at 2:00 pm. The Glenwood library is located at 14 Menges Lane in Glenwood, NM.

Jack Crocker, when not writing poetry, is provost at WMNU. His poetry collection The Last Resort was published by Texas Review Press in 2009.

Beate Sigriddaughter’s first collection of poetry, A Well-Behaved Skeptic, was published by Celadon Press in 1978 under former name Beate Goldman. Her next collection, Xanthippe and Her Friends, is coming out from FutureCycle Press in February 2018.


Two samples from their work:


In the last 76 miles

Jessi has asked 3 times

Are we there yet.

It’s a profound question.


© Jack Crocker


They say the purpose of your life is revealed

in what brings you joy.

Evidently the purpose of my life is feeding finches.


© Beate Sigriddaughter

Glenwood Community Library welcomes Silver City Poets Laureate Jack Crocker and Beate Sigriddaughter reading from their work, followed by open mic.

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