Author Reading with Jane Yolen and Peter Tacy



Emily Williston Memorial Library (9 Park Street, Easthampton, MA 01027, Easthampton MA)

Join the Library and *Meat for Tea* in welcoming local authors Jane Yolen and Peter Tacy! Jane and Peter will read selections from “The Black Dog Poems” (pub. 2022), and other works, including pairs of poems written by them that they call “back and forth poetry”. Masks are required at this in-person program.

Jane Yolen is best known as the author of many best-selling and award-winning children’s books.  However, among her 400 published books are 14 books of adult poetry — many of which have recently won awards, including the Sophie Brody Medal and the Sydney Taylor Body of Work Award.  Her husband Peter Tacy is a retired independent-school educator.  He and Jane first met through their shared interest in poetry during the 1950’s, when they were at Smith and Williams Colleges; but then they went separate ways and into separate marriages — until, both widowed, they re-connected and began writing with and to each other in 2019.  They divide their time between Jane’s home in Hatfield and Peter’s in Mystic, CT.