Margaret Gibson, Connecticut Poet Laureate, Reads for Earth Day
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.
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