Author Event - Extenuating Circumstances by Charles Halsted

The Avid Reader will be welcoming author Charles Halsted and his second poetry book, Extenuating Circumstances, in-store on Friday, January 31st. 


More about Extenuating Circumstances:

Halsted’s Extenuating Circumstances shares his life in the form of poetry. The subjects include recollections of “bombs in the night” during World War II, becoming and being a doctor, surviving “underground demons” in an earthquake, landing a steelhead trout at dawn, adjusting to aging, and more.

Lauren Hilger, poetry editor of No Tokens, says about Halsted and his work of poetry that he “writes poems of awe — Extenuating Circumstances delivers a frank and powerful gift.”



More about Charles Halsted:


Charles Halsted is a retired doctor, professor and researcher. He received his bachelor’s degree from Stanford and his MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. He began his career in medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1970-73) and completed it at the UC Davis School of Medicine (1974-2016).

As he approached retirement, he began taking poetry classes. Halsted’s poems have appeared in more than thirty journals. His first poetry chapbook, Breaking Eighty, was published in 2018. It will also be available for purchase at this event.

Event date: 
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
The Avid Reader
617 2nd St.
Davis, CA 95616
Extenuating Circumstances Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646620425
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Finishing Line Press - September 30th, 2019