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In Response to Disorder: Poems of Witness and Discovery–Ellen Goldsmith, et. al.
November 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
A poetry reading will take place at the Cushing Public Library on Sunday, November 12 at 2 pm. The reading will be facilitated by Ellen Goldsmith and the event is free is open to all.
Poetry opens doors into disorder, whether political, social or personal. Its particular language, use of imagery, and rhythms are especially effective in conveying the emotional and intellectual weight of shifting and uncertain times. In this participatory session, ten different people will read and respond to the poems which come from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, from women and men, from the United States, England, Ireland and Poland. There will be opportunities for attendees to respond to the poems as well.
Ellen Goldsmith is the author of three poetry collections, Where to Look, Such Distances and No Pine Tree in This Forest Is Perfect which won the Slapering Hol Chapbook Prize. She teaches poetry for Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, the 5-Towns CSD Adult and Continuing Education and the Coastal Senior College. A professor Emertus of the City University of New York, she lives in Cushing.
This presentation is hosted by the Cushing Public Library and offered as a free community event in in anticipation of the 31st Annual Camden Conference –New World Disorder and America’s Future, February 16-18, 2018.