M’Bilia Meekers and Geoff Munsterman read at Crescent City Books Oct. 9

New Orleans poets M’Bilia Meekers and Geoff Munsterman will present their work at a reading beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, at Crescent City Books (223 Chartres St.).

Meekers is the author of Wish for a Drowned Daughter, a collection of poetry that won the 2011 Faulkner-Wisdom Literary Competition. She is also a singer and a student at Tulane University.

Munsterman is the author of the collection Because the Stars Shine Through It, of which poet John Kinsella said: “In painting what can be a harsh truth, a strangely beautiful honesty emerges in which the coast, the river, the distance to Baton Rouge and back, and the horror of oil, meld with characters who live in their positives and negatives.”

This event is free and open to the public.