In conversation with The Poets Corner co-founder Meg Weston, Sunday, Sept. 11, from 4 - 5:30 p.m., Ellen Bass will talk about the craft of poetry, her creative process, influences, and recurring themes that appear in her poems and intrigue her in the poems of others. She'll read from her various collections, including the most recent, Indigo.
Join The Poets Corner on Zoom for a lively conversation with one of America's leading poets, starting at 4 p.m.
Ellen Bass’s most recent collection, Indigo, was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2020. Her other poetry books include Like a Beggar, The Human Line, and Mules of Love. Her poems appear frequently in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, and many other journals. Among her awards are Fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, The NEA, and The California Arts Council, The Lambda Literary Award, and three Pushcart Prizes. She co-edited the first major anthology of women’s poetry, No More Masks!, and her nonfiction books include the groundbreaking The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse and Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth. A Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Bass founded poetry workshops at Salinas Valley State Prison and the Santa Cruz, California jails, and teaches in the MFA writing program at Pacific University.
To register for the reading, visit www.thepoetscorner.org/events
The Poets Corner is a platform created to foster community among writers and readers of poetry and short prose. Founded by former Maine Media Workshops + College president Meg Weston and author/writing coach Kathrin Seitz, The Poets Corner is based in Mid-coast Maine, and hosts virtual readings on the second or third Sunday of each month. To receive a Zoom link to participate in readings, register on www.thepoetscorner.org.