Summer Social – Beyond Earth’s Edge: The Poetry of Spaceflight

Summer Social series continues with Beyond Earth’s Edge: The Poetry of Spaceflight with co-editor Julie Swarstad Johnson.

When: Wednesday, August 10, 2022, doors open 5:00 p.m., program starts 6:00 p.m.

Where: Century Room at Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St.

Summer Socials are designed as interesting happy hour experiences. Each event features complimentary snacks and a cash bar.

Beyond Earth’s Edge is a trailblazing anthology of poetry that spans from the dawn of the space age to the imagined futures of the universe. The anthology offers a fascinating record of both national mindsets and private perspectives as poets grapple with the promise and peril of U.S. space exploration across decades and into the present.  Join  Swarstad Johnson, who will share poems from the collection, which includes writers as diverse as Robert Hayden, Rae Armantrout, N. Scott Momaday, Adrienne Rich, Tracy K. Smith, Ray Bradbury, May Swenson and Pablo Neruda.

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