Last year on April 15 Boston experienced one of its most devastating events — the Marathon bombings. This year, as the first anniversary approaches, many plan to commemorate the event, including organizations such as BostonBetter, a project of Boston museums, libraries, and archives.
One of the planned events is “A Concert of Hope and Peace,” featuring the Hawthorne String Quartet and Richard Hoffman, who will read his poetry.
Hoffman’s work, which Molly Peacock describes as “moments when civilization dissolves, not superficially, but at its emotional roots,” is a wise choice for city-wide meditation. His clear and visionary intensity grounds justice and humanity in words that are both powerful and simple. [Read more...]