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Love in Sickness and in Health: Margaret Gibson

Please join us on Thursday, October 12th, for a a reading by and conversation with  poet Margaret Gibson. Her reading for us last February was cancelled due to snow, so we are very pleased she is able to join us this year in a month when the weather should be more accommodating.

We hold our events at the Universalist Church of West Hartford (433 Fern Street, West Hartford).  Please note we will have a slightly later starting time this year, which should ease the parking situation. Doors open at 7:00 for light refreshments and conversation. Poetry begins at 7:15 PM. Open mic precedes the featured poets; open mic poems on the subject of love and its challenges are encouraged but not required. Come and read anything! Free of charge! Donations gratefully accepted.

About the Poet:

Margaret Gibson is an award winning poet and author of 11 books of poetry. Her most recent, Broken Cup, is a finalist for the 2016 Poets’ Prize. About Broken Cup, Stephen Dunn has written, “Among its many virtues, Broken Cup is a great love story, and I’m using the word ‘great’ both carefully and precisely. . ..”

Jane Hirschfield writes: Margaret Gibson brings a master poet’s breathtaking eloquence to the witnessed, lived through, resilient intertwining of full presence and love in these pages describing the shared journey of her poet-husband’s Alzheimer’s.

Margaret Gibson has taught in many colleges and universities, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, most recently as Professor in Residence at the University of Connecticut from 1993-2006.

Please visit her website to learn more about Margaret and her poetry.