Poetry to be featured at Books Alive!

Poet and story teller Dorothy A. Holmes on Tuesday, January 24, will read from her large collection of poems for the Books Alive! program at the Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. The program will begin at 7 p.m.

Her most recent book is Looking Up from Down Here, a collection of poems that reflect the life and people of her Essex County community. Her other books include Let the Music Play, People Talk, If Butterflies Are Free and Somebody Said. Her first book was self-published in 1978.

Writing poetry since she was 16, great-grandmother Holmes remarked, “Poetry is like breathing to me.”

She also coordinates 123READ, a reading program for preschool children at the Essex County Library in Tappahannock.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Books Alive! is scheduled on fourth Tuesdays. Admission is free and refreshments will be available.