Poet Elizabeth Elliott to speak in Belfast
BELFAST — The public is invited to a free author talk and signing by poet Elizabeth Elliott, Tuesday, June 11, at 7 p.m., at Left Bank Books, in downtown Belfast
Former poetry instructor in the Gallatin Division of New York University, Elliott has published six books of poetry and gives readings across the country. She will be reading from several of her books, including her most recent, Climate Change and Nature: While Choice is Ours, as well as selections from her forthcoming book.
Of Climate Change, Elliott writes that “It is not just about the changing climate, but about the present climate of our culture, how it is infected by our failure to politically assert our timeless and long-held values. It is also about the difference between fact and truth, obedience and disobedience. And about our deep connection to nature and hope.”
According to Elliott, “with one or two exceptions there has been no time when I was not beginning a poem, working on a poem or feeling certain a poem was complete. Poetry has stopped time for sure; the cause of every poem is still as vivid to me as when I was twenty or fifty. Poems are my response to both the world around me and the world beyond me.”
Reservations for the free talk and signing are strongly encouraged.
Email (email@example.com) or call (207-338-9009) Left Bank Books to reserve a seat.
Left Bank Books is located at 109 Church St., in downtown Belfast, in the historic Opera House building.
Ample parking is available on the street and in an adjacent public parking lot.