April 14, 2023
FREE, Masks Required.
Refreshments will be served midway.
This year’s Celebration features a wide variety of performances from locals poets, a musical set by Basic Comfort, a community poem, and a guest reading from Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Diane Seuss. Artwork that was made at the February Ekphrastic Art Event will also be on display!
Diane Seuss is the author of the poetry collections Frank: Sonnets (2021), winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl (2018); Four-Legged Girl (2015), finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open (2010), winner of the 2009 Juniper Prize for Poetry; and It Blows You Hollow (1998). Her work has appeared in Poetry, the Georgia Review, Brevity, Able Muse, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and the Missouri Review, as well as The Best American Poetry 2014. She was the MacLean Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of English at Colorado College in 2012, and she taught at Kalamazoo College from 1988-2016. Seuss earned a BA from Kalamazoo College and an MSW from Western Michigan University