poems uncover political and social realities, open doors into personal and psychological fabric

Camden Conference hosts ‘New European Poetry: Landscapes of Place, Identity and Memory’

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The Camden Conference and Cushing Library host "New European Poetry: Landscapes of Place, Identity and Memory" on Sunday, November 21, at 2 p.m., via Zoom, and facilitated by Ellen Goldsmith. 

This community events poetry session will explore and reveal some of what is on the minds and in the hearts of contemporary European poets, uncovering issues the Conference will consider, perhaps from different perspectives. By probing beneath the surface, poems uncover political and social realities, open doors into the personal and psychological fabric of a country, of a continent, its particular concerns as well as universal themes, according to Camden Conference, in a news release.

At this session, participants will read and respond to poems from 10 European countries. A handout of all the poems will be available on the Camden Conference website as well as the Cushing Library website. There will be time for attendees to share reactions and ask questions.

Ellen Goldsmith is a poet and teacher. Her books include Left Foot, Right FootWhere to Look, Such Distances and No Pine Tree in This Forest Is Perfect, which won the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center 1997 Chapbook Competition. Her poems have appeared in many journals and in anthologies. 

She is professor emeritus of The City University of New York and lives in Cushing.

To register, email Wendy Roberts at wrobertsmaine63@gmail.com or call (207) 691-0833.

For information on the 35th Annual Camden Conference: Europe: Challenged at Home and Abroad, February 25-27, 2022 please visit the website camdenconference.org

The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world issues.

Event Date: 

Sun, 11/21/2021 - 2:00pm

Event Location: 

Zoom