Night Hymn: Poetry Reading by Mary Durocher + Chapbook Release
Mon, Jul 24, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Please join us to celebrate the publication of Night Hymn, a new chapbook of poetry by Mary Durocher. Durocher will present a reading of selected poems from the book. This event is free and open to all (though a $5 donation is appreciated). Refreshments will be served.

Published by Bottle Cap Press, Night Hymn chronicles one woman’s journey from a girlhood hounded by the past to an eventual celebratory reclamation of her own autonomy. Fragments of this life are shown from the shores of Lake Champlain, a hotel room in Phoenix, and the Adirondack Mountains to the streets of the East Village and the 36th Ave subway platform. The poems in Night Hymn are full of ghosts. Both the rigidness of what has already transpired and the vague promises of tomorrow haunt the pages. How is she to flourish into herself if the past is always there, hidden in the present? Copies of Night Hymn will be available for purchase at the event.

Mary Durocher is a poet from Schenectady, New York. She also writes fiction, non-fiction, and cultural criticism. She’s a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, where she studied English and World Literature, Digital Journalism, and Creative Writing. Her work has recently appeared in Amethyst Review, Punk Monk, Laid Off NYC, RFD, and KGB Bar Lit. She lives in Queens, New York. (