Sunday, September 19, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Please note: Out of an abundance of caution, the Waking Up to the Earth Forest Dialogue Lecture Program will take place on Zoom.
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Forest Dialogues Lecture Series
Join us for an afternoon of poetry readings that focus on our personal relationship with the earth in this time of global climate crisis. Led by Margaret Gibson, the Poet Laureate of Connecticut, the reading includes poems from a recently published anthology of environmental poetry edited by Gibson called Waking Up to the Earth. Three other Connecticut poets will read their poems from the anthology, including Jon Anderson, Dolores Hayden, and Jose B. Gonzalez.
About the Poets
In addition to editing this anthology with poems by more than 60 Connecticut poets, Margaret Gibson, professor emerita at the University of Connecticut, has a new collection of poems called The Glass Globe (LSU Press, 2021), which is her 13th book of poems. She has earned many awards and honors for her poetry, including being named a finalist for the National Book Award.
Jonathan Andersen’s most recent book of poems, Augur (Red Dragonfly Press, 2018), was the recipient of the David Martinson-Meadowhawk Prize and a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award in Poetry. His poems have appeared in North American Review, The Progressive, Rattle, and elsewhere. He is a professor of English at Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson and Willimantic.
Dolores Hayden’s most recent collection of poetry is Exuberance (Red Hen Press, 2019), which focuses on the voices of daredevil pilots from the earliest years of American aviation. It was a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award and the Foreword Indies Book Award. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Yale Review, The Common, Ecotone, Verse Daily, and Best American Poetry. A professor emerita at Yale, he is the author of several award-winning books on American urban and suburban landscapes.
José B. González is the author of When Love Was Reels and Toys Made of Rock and is the co-editor of Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature and the editor of LatinoStories.Com. He has been anthologized in the Norton Introduction to Literature, The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States, and Theatre Under My Skin: Contemporary Salvadoran Poetry. His work has appeared in publications such as Boston Review, Callaloo, Calabash, the Pittsburgh Poetry Review, and The Quercus Review. A Fulbright Scholar, he teaches at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London and lives in Quaker Hill.