On Thursday, July 1 at 7 p.m., poets Kristin Bock and Lee Sharkey will read work from their books as well as new poems, at the Collected Poets Series in western Massachusetts. (Entry is $2-5 sliding scale.) Mocha Maya's Coffee House, 47 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370, 413-625-6292. Wheelchair accessible. See www.collectedpoets.com for more information about this great series, and for directions..
Kristin Bock is the author of Cloisters, winner of Tupelo Press’s First Book Award and the da Vinci Eye Award. She also holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts where she currently teaches. Lee Sharkey’s poetry books include A Darker, Sweeter String, To A Vanished World, and farmwife. She is also the recipient of the 2010 Maine Arts Commission's Individual Artist Fellowship in Literary Arts.