You are invited to a benefit reading for New Haven’s Institute Library by award-winning Connecticut poets - and artists - Charles Douthat and Gray Jacobik. Surrounded by an exhibition of their painted works, Gray and Charles will read in tandem on coordinated themes, creating an exciting four-part synergy of poetry and painting.
Gray Jacobik’s books include The Double Task (The Juniper Prize), The Surface of Last Scattering, Brave Disguises (AWP Poetry Prize), and Little Boy Blue (CavanKerry). She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. To learn more about Gray’s work as a poet visit grayjacobik.com; to view her abstract and non-objective paintings, visit grayjacobikartist.com.
Charles Douthat’s Blue for Oceans won the L.L.Winship-Pen New England Award as the best book of poetry published by a New England writer in 2010. His poems have been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. Charles paints in acrylics, sometimes on recycled surfaces. Read more and see images of his paintings at charlesdouthat.com.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Recommended donation $10.
“The object of this Institute shall be mutual assistance in the attainment of useful knowledge.”
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