The Pollard is pleased to welcome Kate Hanson Foster Thursday, September 15th at 7PM to read from her newly published collection of poetry Mid Drift (Loom Press 2011).
From Loom Press’s website:
Set in post-industrial Lowell, Massachusetts, Mid Drift contains a speaker who is seduced by the "ugliness" of the city including prostitution, alcoholism, homelessness, and infidelity. Many poems also explore themes of family, religion and spirituality, and loss of self. Poet and writer, Amy Gerstler writes of Mid Drift: "Hanson Foster captures the arresting sense of how loss scrapes away layers of one's personhood exposing a quiet resilience, maybe even a rising faith, that glimmers dimly underneath abiding grief like some kind of ore."
Since it's publication in May 2011, Doug Holder, editor of the Ibbetson Street Press has written a review of Mid Drift on his blog Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene. New Pages has also written a short but glowing review.
Ms. Foster maintains a blog of her own and has recently posted about the unexpectedly trying experience of publishing a book of poems. You might also enjoy her photographic essay of Kerouac's homes in Lowell which recently appeared in Writers' Houses.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information please contact the Community Planning Department, 978-970-4118.