Sunday, March 25, 2007

When Poets Are Heroes ... The Athenaeum Medal

Saturday March 31, 4 p.m., at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, we participate in that gracious institution's award of the Athenaeum Medal in the Arts to RACHEL HADAS, who'll read from The River of Forgetfulness and new work, as well as some classics from her 14 books. Ticketed event ($15; reserve seats at 802-748-8291). The Athenaeum has extended the sign-up perriod through Monday March 26, and it would be great to have more poets gather for this opportunity -- it's not often that a poet gets a medal for the heroism of writing honestly, steadily, with deliberate craft and knowledge. Yet what greater gift is there to the world?

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