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Waiting for Yoko: The Role of Art and Poetry in Facing the Climate Crisis

November 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Margaret Gibson (Waiting for Yoko)

The Waiting for Yoko Series and the On Cue: Culture and Conversations at QV Speakers Series present, “The Role of Art and Poetry in Facing the Climate Crisis: Margaret Gibson, Connecticut Poet Laureate.”

The reading takes place on Thursday, November 7 from 6-9pm in the Spirol Art Gallery (Danielson Campus). An open mic follows the featured reading. The event is free and open to the public. Light snacks and refreshments will be available.

Margaret Gibson’s most recent book of poems is Not Hearing the Wood Thrush (Louisiana State University Press, 2018), which was described by poet Stephen Dunn as “a book of lament and acceptance…a great book by one of our great poets.” Gibson is the author of numerous other collections, including Broken Cup, which chronicles her beloved late husband’s journey through Alzheimer’s Disease. Her writing has garnered many honors, including the Lamont Poetry Selection by the Academy of American Poets, finalist selection for the National Book Award, the Connecticut Center for the Book Award in Poetry, the Melville Kane Award, and two Pushcart Prizes. Margaret Gibson is Connecticut’s current State Poet Laureate.

For more information please contact Jon Andersen, professor of English at (860-932-4054) or Mark Szantyr, professor of fine arts at (860-932-4160).


November 7, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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