Poets Blaeser and McGlennen Read at Vassar College

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Time: 5 p.m. EST

Where: OLB, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY

Kimberly Blaeser, author of Ancient Light and Molly McGlennen, author of Our Bearings, will read at Vassar College.  McGlennon is chair of Vassar’s Tatlock Multidisciplinary Studies program, and Blaeser is the 2023-24 Tatlock Fellow. The event includes refreshments, and it’s free and open to the public.

About the book:

Elegiac and powerful, Ancient Light uses lyric, narrative, and concrete poems to give voice to some of the most pressing ecological and social issues of our time. With vision and resilience, Kimberly Blaeser’s poetry layers together past, present, and futures. Against a backdrop of pandemic loss and injustice, MMIW (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women), hidden graves at Native American boarding schools, and destructive environmental practices, Blaeser’s innovative poems trace pathways of kinship, healing, and renewal. They celebrate the solace of natural spaces through sense-laden geo-poetry and picto-poems.

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