Tom Sexton, a Lowell High graduate and Alumni Hall of Famer and former Poet Laureate of Alaska, will read from his work in progress, which is a collection of sonnets about growing up in Lowell in the 1940s and 50s. He will also read from his new book, “I Think Again of Those Ancient Chinese Poets,” a collection of eight-line poems, and discuss the craft of poetry.
Tom will appear in the Parker Lectures Series at Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, Market Mills, 246 Market Street, on Sunday, April 3 at 2 pm.
On Monday, April 4 at 3 pm, Tom will read at UMass Lowell in Coburn Hall, Room 205 (top floor), at the corner of Broadway and Wilder Street. He will also talk about his many years as poetry editor of The Alaska Quarterly Review.
Both readings are free and open to the public. Tom will sign books after the readings.