Ricketson poet

Mary Ricketson will read poems from “Mississippi, The Story of Luck and Marian’’ at City Lights.

Mary Ricketson will visit City Lights Bookstore at 3 p.m. Saturday. She will read poems from “Mississippi, The Story of Luck and Marian.”

She will be joined by Catherine Carter, author of “Larvae of the Nearest Stars.” Carter will open up with a few poems of her own and then introduce Ricketson.

“Mississippi, the Story of Luke and Marian,” relates Ricketson’s family story in mostly narrative poems, from the perspective of racial tensions in troubled Mississippi, 1948-69, and the parents who found a way through these tedious times.

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