Community Poetry Reading hosted by Spencer Thurlow


On Sunday, April 22, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm, the West Tisbury library will host its biannual Community Poetry Reading, featuring community members reading their own poems and/or the poems of others. According to a press release, this event is hosted by West Tisbury’s newly appointed poet laureate, Spencer Thurlow. As always, numbers will be drawn from a hat to determine the reading order. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

Spencer Thurlow is a poet and writer who grew up on Martha’s Vineyard. He spent the past 3½ years living in Kochi City, Japan, translating poetry and working as an English teacher. He is a translator of the newly released book “Sonic Peace, a collection of poetry by Kiriu Minashita.” His work has recently appeared in the Worcester Review, the Comstock Review, and others. Mr. Thurlow is the West Tisbury poet laureate for 2018–21.