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Margaret Gibson, Connecticut Poet Laureate, Reads for Earth Day
April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Connecticut Poet Laureate, Margaret Gibson, will be sharing her poetry to celebrate April as Poetry Month. In addition to this, the reading will also serve as a celebration of Earth Day and poets writing about the Earth in a time of global climate crisis.
Gibson said, “To write poetry, to read poetry, is to deepen and clarify one’s own nature and to open outward to a community of listeners and participants. Poets are truth-tellers, and we need to hear their voices now more than ever. I have been given to generously in my life; it is time now to give back.”
Gibson is the author of 12 books of poems, most recently “Not Hearing the Wood Thrush”, which was a 2019 finalist for the Poets’ Prize. She also wrote the memoir “The Prodigal Daughter: Reclaiming an Unfinished Childhood.” She has been granted a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the James Boatright III Prize, the Melville Kane Award from the Poetry Society of America as a co-winner, the Connecticut Center for the Book Award in Poetry and three Pushcart Prizes. Her volume “The Vigil” was a Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry in 1993.
Join us for an early afternoon of poetry reading and discussion.