Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute with Poet Elizabeth Spires
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Celebrate Emily Dickinson's 183rd birthday with Peter Gizzi (Threshold Songs), a poet who has been called Dickinson's modern-day heir. Gizzi will be discussing the great American poet's legacy, in addition to reading from his own work. Hovering between grief and joy, the abstract and the concrete, Gizzi's poetry explores the hardships and pleasures in life. A former poetry editor for The Nation, Gizzi has garnered numerous awards and fellowships, and has taught at Brown and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Learn More
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Featured review from Joel N Martin
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Not terribly special but a pleasant evening. I would have been nice if the interviewer had asked more interesting questions of Ms. Spires, I am sure she is a very interesting person with lots of great experiences and intellectual thought.
Quotes & Highlights
- A wine reception featuring black cake made from Dickinson’s own recipe and a book sale and signing will follow the reading.
Elizabeth Spires, noted as a poet of serenity and poise, contemplates the wider moments of the world with a cool clarity and grace. She reads from her own poems as well as those of Emily Dickinson for the annual Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute. Spires is the author of six volumes of poetry, most recently The Wave-Maker, as well as several books for children, including The Mouse of Amherst. Spires is a professor of English at Goucher College where she holds a Chair for Distinguished Achievement.
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