LEXINGTON — A 2000 Danville High School graduate will read from his second book of poetry at a book launch Thursday in Lexington.
Jude Lally will read from “I’m Fine, but Thanks for Asking.” The evening also is the five-year anniversary celebration for Poezia, a writers group with which Lally is affiliated.
Former Kentucky Poet Laureate Richard Taylor said of Lally’s book, “Whether confrontational — addressing ‘single-serving friends,’ introspective — connecting to parents and loved ones, or quiet meditations on loss and longing, these poems touch the reader in a profound way. Jude Lally’s new collection tells heartbreaking stories with wry humor and unflinching honesty with a voice that deserves to be heard.”
According to Lally’s father Mike, who lives in Danville, his son suffers from Friedreich’s ataxia, a rare disease that is passed down through families that affects the muscles and the heart. The disease has left Lally confined to a wheelchair.
Lally plans to read nine poems from his books, Mike Lally said. Lally’s first book of poetry is titled “The View From Down Here.”
IF YOU GO
Poetry reading by Jude Lally
7 p.m. Thursday
Carnegie Center for
Literacy and Learning
251 W. Second St., Lexington