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Patrick Donnelly hosts ‘Poets for Life: Poets Respond to AIDS’ on April 9

“In the 35 years since AIDS began, there has been not only a medical and social-service response to preventing and treating the disease, but there has also been a response from artists of all kinds, mourning the losses and celebrating the victories,” Donnelly said. “Specifically, American poets have created an entire literature of AIDS, leaving for the future an important record of this time.”

Poets for Life will feature readings by award-winning poets Eduardo C. Corral, Patrick Donnelly, Michael Klein, and Joan Larkin, who will read not only from their own poetry about the epidemic, but from the work of other notable poets, living and dead. Singer-songwriter Laura Wetzler will also perform.

Saturday, April 9 at 3 p.m

Paradise Room, Conference Center, Smith College, 51 College Lane, Northampton

TICKETS at poetsforlife.brownpapertickets.com or by phone at 1-800-838-3006 x 1, or at the door at the event. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit A Positive Place

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