Richard Hague to read from this latest book, Earnest Occupations. Saturday, March 24 2 pm Roebling Point Books & Coffee 306 Greenup St, Covington, KY 41011

Michael Henson, author of the newly-released and award-winning Maggie Boylan (Ohio University Press, 2018) writes of Earnest Occupations: “…A window into the working mind of a poet, a vision of the urgency and joy of what it means to be a writer, a worker, and a citizen” and calls it a “marvelous compendium of Thoreauvian cantankery, Appalachian orneriness, and resonant spiritual insight.” Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel writes, “These essays exploring the creatures (human and otherwise), places, and occupations which make up community are a joy to read and contain a wisdom we need now more than ever. Covering land as broad and richly diverse as ground sloths, pre-Vatican II Latin, backdoor teaching, guerilla gardening and travel along the Ohio River, this book is nonetheless an ode to the art of staying put, of being in and of a place long enough to know and be known by it.”

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