Award-winning poet Margaret Gibson will read from past works and from her forthcoming book Broken Cup at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on Saturday, April 26 at 3:00 pm. The public is invited to attend, and refreshments will be offered by the Friends of the Mattapoisett Library in honor of Poetry Month.
Margaret Gibson, of Preston, CT, is the author of ten books of poetry all published by Louisiana State University Press. She is also the author of a memoir, The Prodigal Daughter, Reclaiming an Unfinished Childhood, published in 2008 by the University of Missouri Press. Her poetry and other writing has appeared in many magazines and literary journals. She also edited The New Virginia Review for six years.
“Margaret Gibson has created a voice and an art that connect the sensuous experience of the physical work with the inner Life,” poet Pattiann Rogers has written.
Professor Emeritus in English from the University of Connecticut and formerly on the creative writing faculty at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Gibson has been a finalist for the National Book Award, has been a Lamont Selection, and has won several Pushcart Prizes for her poetry, among other awards. She has taught in many schools, colleges and universities during her long career.
The public is invited to attend. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The library is located at 7 Barstow Street in Mattapoisett village. For more information, please call 508-758-4171.