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Poetry Seminars with Judson Scruton: Jorie Graham’s To 2040

October 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Please join Wilton Library for a seminar series in which Judson Scruton will take you through a selection of poems from Jorie Graham’s new book To 2040. Because this is a new book, attendees will need to make their own copies of the selected poems (a master packet will be placed at the Reference Desk so that patrons may copy or scan/email the poems fairly easily).

Graham’s observations and reflections on trees, birds, steams, visual art, mythology, and history are captured in intriguing poetic lines that wander across the page sometimes speaking in the “uncanny idioms of artificial intelligence and machines” but with “precise descriptions of what she sees, hears, smells, and touches. The unfolding drama of consciousness is always an indispensable part of the poem.” (Walt Hunter in The Atlantic)

To 2040 is Graham’s latest and 15th collection of poems “shows us multiple potential futures—soundtracked by sirens among the ruins, contemplating the loss of those species who inhabited them and those who named them.”

• September 28: I  Are We / On The Last Day / To 2040
• October 5: II  Dis— / Day / Can You
• October 12: III  Time Frame / The Vase of Quince Branches You Sent Me / Dawn
• October 19: CODA  Then The Rain

Judson Scruton M.A has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities.

Advance registration is required. Register online or call 203.762.6334. There is no charge for this program. By registering for the first session you will automatically be registered for all four sessions.

This lecture series is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. Please email Andrea Sato with any questions.


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