Margaret Gibson will give a Creative Sustenance Poetry Reading on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6pm in the Storrs Center UConn Bookstore.
Creative Sustenance is a series hosted and sponsored by the Creative Writing Program to benefit the Covenant Soup Kitchen in Willimantic. Attendees are invited to make monetary or nonperishable goods donations 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.