Meg Weston and John Paul Caponigro will share their obsessions with fire and ice in poems and images with a reading and lively discussion on The Poets Corner, Dec. 13, 2020, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Meg Weston has been obsessed with volcanoes since the eruption of Surtsey off the coast of Iceland in 1963. Throughout her life she has traveled, photographed, and written about this connection with the places where Earth reveals its inner core in processes of destruction, creation, and transformation. In her poetry, she explores her connection to the earth, memory, landscape, and perspectives of time.
John Paul Caponigro is a pioneer among visual artists working with digital media whose art has been exhibited and collected internationally. His life’s work is both a call to connection with nature and a call for conscientious creative interaction with the environment during a time of rapid change.
“Caponigro’s poetry takes us to the most remote landscapes on earth — the Arctic and the Antarctic — to hear his urgent message of understanding the impact on the earth and the call to consciousness,” said Poet Corner, in a news release.
With discussion moderated by Kathrin Seitz, Caponigro and Weston will respond to each other’s images and poems, discuss their similar and different approaches to writing about connection to the earth, and explore the genre of “eco-poetry” and the issues of climate change.
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 Midcoast Maine, and hosts virtual readings on the second Sunday of each month.
To register for the event and more information: www.ThePoetsCorner.org/events
Upcoming readings on The Poets Corner:
January 10 – Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones, will read along with a group of accomplished writers who have worked with her: Dorotea Mendoza, Dara Kalima Marsh, Aomawa Shields, Carolyn Antonio, and Armely Matas.