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Acclaimed poet offers free reading at R-MWC

11/5/2002 1:49:00 PM


LYNCHBURG, Va. — Margaret Gibson, one of America’s most highly regarded poets, will be giving a poetry reading Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 8 P.M. This free public event will be held in the Alice Jack Lounge, located in Smith Memorial Building.

Gibson is the author of seven books of poetry, includingIcon and Evidence, Earth Elegy: New and Selected Poems, and The Vigil, which was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1993. In addition, Memories of the Future, The Daybooks of Tina Modotti was selected as co-winner of the Melville Cane Award of the Poetry Society of America in 1986-87 and Long Walks in the Afternoon was the 1982 Lamont Selection of the Academy of American Poets.

She has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, a Lila Wallace/Reader’s Digest Fellowship, and grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. "Earth Elegy," the title poem of New and Selected Poems, won The James Boatwright III Prize for Poetry. "Archaeology" was awarded a Pushcart Prize in 2001.

For more information, contact Jim Peterson at 434-947-8513.

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