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Margaret Gibson Poetry Reading

Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Storrs Campus
UConn Bookstore Storrs Center

Creative Sustenance Poetry Reading

**This event is a benefit for the Covenant Soup Kitchen in Willimantic. Audience members are invited to make a donation after the reading.**

Margaret Gibson, the Connecticut Poet Laureate, is the author of 12 collections of poetry including Not Hearing the Wood Thrush (2018). “Passage, ”a poem from this collection, was included in The Best American Poetry 2017. Her 2014 collection Broken Cup was a Finalist for the 2016 Poet’s Prize, and the title poem won a Pushcart Prize for 2016. Her awards include the Lamont Selection for Long Walks in the Afternoon (1982), the Melville Kane Award (co-winner) for Memories of the Future (1986), the Connecticut Book Award in Poetry for One Body (2008), and The Vigil (1993) was a Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry. Her memoir The Prodigal Daughter was published in 2008. She is UConn Professor Emerita of English.

Contact:

sean.forbes@uconn.edu

English Department (primary), Creative Writing Program, UConn Master Calendar

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