An Evening of Poetry with Margaret Gibson, Connecticut State Poet Laureate – May 26th

© Photo by Mara Lavitt
June 12, 2020
Preston, CT
Poet Margaret Gibson at home in Preston, CT.

Join us for an evening of poetry with Margaret Gibson on May 26th at the Guilford Library! She will begin sharing with us at 6:30pm. There will be no open mic at this event.

MARGARET GIBSON, Poet Laureate of the State of Connecticut, is the author of 13 books of poems, all from LSU Press, most recently The Glass Globe, 2021.  She has published her poems widely in journals such as Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, Southern Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Image Journal.

AWARDS include the Lamont Selection for Long Walks in the Afternoon, her second book, 1982; the Melville Kane Award (co-winner) for Memories of the Future, (1986), and the Connecticut Book Award for One Body, 2008.  The Vigil was a Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry in 1993.  Broken Cup was a Finalist for 2016 Poets’ Prize, and the title poem from the book won a Pushcart Prize for that year.  “Passage,” from Not Hearing the Wood Thrush, was included in The Best American Poetry, 2017.  

She has written a memoir, The Prodigal Daughter, University of Missouri Press, 2008.

Gibson is Professor Emerita, University of Connecticut.  She lives in Preston, CT.  For more information, visit her website:

As Connecticut State Poet Laureate (2019-2022) Margaret Gibson has been awarded an Academy of American Poets Grant.  The grant is intended both to support Gibson’s poetry and to allow her to fund various poetry projects from May 2020 to May 2021.  As Poet Laureate, Gibson has taken as her social focus “Poetry and the Environment during Climate Crisis” and is funding videos of Connecticut poets reading their poems about the environment in natural settings and “Green Poetry Cafes.”

Waking Up to the Earth:  Connecticut Poets in a Time of Global Climate Crisis, edited and with an introduction by Gibson, was published March 4, 2021.

This program which is cosponsored by the Guilford Poets Guild will be held in the Edith B. Nettleton Historical Room.

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