Visit the Weld Hill Research Building at the Arnold Arboretum for an afternoon of poeTREE Poets Jennifer Barber, Charles Coe, and Deborah Leipziger will read aloud their tree and nature-related poetry.
Jennifer Barber’s fourth poetry collection, The Sliding Boat Our Bodies Made, came out in 2022 from The Word Works. She is the current poet laureate of Brookline and the co-editor, with Fred Marchant and Jessica Greenbaum, of the anthology Tree Lines: 21st Century American Poems (Grayson Books, 2022).
Charles Coe is the author of four books of poetry: All Sins Forgiven: Poems for my Parents, Picnic on the Moon, Memento Mori, and the recently released Purgatory Road, all published by Leapfrog Press. He is also author of Spin Cycles, a novella published by Gemma Media. Charles was a 2017 artist-in-residence for the city of Boston, where he created an oral history project focused on residents of Mission Hill. He is an adjunct professor of English at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, and at Bay Path University, in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, where he teaches in both Master of Fine Arts writing programs.
Deborah Leipziger is an author, poet, and advisor on sustainability. Born in Brazil, Ms. Leipziger is the author of Story & Bone, published by Lily Poetry Review Books. Her poems have been published in the UK, US, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Israel and the Netherlands, in such magazines and journals as Pangyrus, Salamander, Lily Poetry Review, and Revista Cardenal. She is the co-founder of Soul-Lit, an on-line poetry magazine which features spiritual poetry. Her chapbook, Flower Map, was published by Finishing Line Press (2013). Deborah is the author of several non-fiction books on sustainability and human rights issues. She is the co-founder of the New England Jewish Poetry Festival and the Poetry Curator for Kolture.