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11/26/08 – Jim Kelleher & Giving Thanks Open “Myk”

26 Nov
YES Faith and Jim have agreed to this date despite earlier emails to the contrary…..

Jim Kelleher

 

Jim Kelleher teaches literature and composition at Northwestern Community College in Winsted, works in a group home to support three handicapped men, and is also a self-employed carpentry contractor. He earned an MFA degree from New England College in 2007. In former lives he was a teacher in the Boston public schools, caretaker for a summer camp, and Fillmore East usher. He lives in Goshen, CT, with Queenie Troy.   Quarry is his first book, just released by Atrium House. The poems “present a gritty, no-holds-barred depiction of people, creatures and events for which hardship and endurance are the hallmarks. Early readers of the book have been universally enthusiastic: Maxine Kumin has commented that “Kelleher makes tough, knobby poems out of what he knows as carpenter, wood splitter, snowplower, and canny observer of the natural world. He is one of a kind and so are his carefully crafted but unvarnished poems.”

 

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