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Wilton Library Hosts Poetry Discussion Spotlighting Mark Strand via Zoom on October 4

Poetry Discussion with Janet Krauss - The Poetry of Mark Strand on Tuesday, October 4 @10:30am via Zoom

Please join us online as Janet Krauss leads a discussion of a selection of poems by Mark Strand. A reading packet will be emailed in advance of the program.
 
Mark Strand is considered “a poet of mood and longing.” His themes are those of “absence and negation.” We will consider if these are the only themes in his poems. His wit threads through his work, and the poignancy of his ideas affects us.
 
In 1999 he won the Pulitzer Prize for his book of poems, Blizzard of One. Strand also wrote a stunning book Hopper in which he analyzed the figures in Hopper’s paintings as “characters trapped in the space of their waiting.” Will we find this observation in Strand’s poems?
 
Janet Krauss, who has two books of poetry published, Borrowed Scenery, Yuganta Press, and Through the Trees of Autumn, Spartina Press, has recently retired from teaching English at Fairfield University.
 
Advance registration required to receive Zoom link and readings packet. Register and see more details.

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