Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Poet Ted Kooser in Vermont, March 27

Lyndon State College will host former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser for a series of events on Thursday March 27:

Poetry Workshop for high school students, 10-11:30 a.m., Alexander Twilight Theatre -- reservations 802-626-6426.

Poetry Workshop open to the public, 1-4 p.m., Burke Mountain Room, $90 per person, or free with LSC ID; space limited, reservations 802-626-6426.

Public Poetry Workshop, 7 p.m., Alexander Twilight Theatre.

Kooser is noted for his weekly newspaper column American Life in Poetry; here's a taste of his work:

Flying at Night

Above us, stars. Beneath us, constellations.
Five billion miles away, a galaxy dies
like a snowflake falling on water. Below us,
some farmer, feeling the chill of that distant death,
snaps on his yard light, drawing his sheds and barn
back into the little system of his care.
All night, the cities, like shimmering novas,
tug with bright streets at lonely lights like his.

No comments: