Experience poetry’s power to bring forward history, social justice issues, and calls to action. Enjoy poems that invite audience participation and some enhanced with visual images.
Crystal S. Gibbins will discuss what it means to write about place, read new and selected poems from Now/Here (Holy Cow! Press), and explore how that writing complicates traditional nature poetry.
Enjoy a reading from Stewart Cole's lyrical poetry, engaged with both the here-and-now of a world on the brink and the hope of something better. These poems exist in a searching exchange with the world, both entering and being entered by it.
Poets Allison Joseph, Professor and Director of the creative writing program at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and Jon Tribble, Professor and Managing Editor of Crab Orchard Review, presents readings of their acclaimed work.