Lena Shull Book Award winning Issue 85 Contributor Michael Hettich will be reading live tonight, Friday October 9th, from his new book of poems, To Start an Orchard, as a part of the Press 53 15th Anniversary Book Fest. He will be reading via Zoom tonight from 7:00 – 7:45 PM EDT. His reading will be followed by readings from Mohja Kahf, author of My Lover Feeds Me Grapefruit, and John Matthew Fox, author of I Will Shout Your Name and host of BOOKFOX. To attend, register to join the Zoom meeting here.
To Start an Orchard is Hettich’s twelfth book of poems. You can read the two poems he published in Willow Springs Magazine Issue 85, “I Wake” and “The Hive”, along with commentary on his inspirations for the poems, here on our website.