Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute with Poet Elizabeth Spires
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History, myth and a contemporary wit are frequent bedfellows in Scottish poet Carol Ann Duffy's work. A celebrated and award-winning poet, writer and playwright, Duffy has won the T.S. Eliot Prize and a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, among others, and was appointed Britain's Poet Laureate in 2009, the first woman to hold the position. Her collections of poetry include The Bees, Rapture and Jubilee Lines. For this appearance, she'll read selections from her own work and from her favorite works by others. 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.
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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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