Rhina Espaillat will read and sign copies of her latest book of poetry “Her Place in These Designs”. Rhina Espaillat is Newburyport’s beloved poet, and a nationally
recognized figure in the world of poetry. Born in the Dominican
Republic, Rhina’s poetry is written in both Spanish and English.
Winner of the T. S. Elliot prize in 1999, and the Richard Wilbur
Award in 2001, her work has appeared in numerous magazines,
including “the Lyric”, “Poetry”, and “the American Scholar”. She
has 2 other volumes of poetry currently in print. She is well know
locally as a founding member of the very vibrant Powow River Poets.
Her latest book, from which she will be reading, is lyrical and
lovely, displaying a quiet strength and humane wisdom. (booksense)