Today’s brown bag lunch presentation will be led by VCFA alum Mary Fillmore and will focus on trauma (individual and cultural) and how poetry offers a way to respond to the experience. We’ll use the Holocaust as one example of traumatic experience and the role poetry serves—beyond closure or resolution—one of deeper reflection and resonance.
We are very happy to bring back Mary who last year led a wonderful presentation on the poetry of the First Nations of Canada. We had a very full house then, and learned quite a lot about a group of writers little known to us. She is a good presenter and will likely offer some time for Q&A as well.
I look forward to seeing you all there. Please note that this program is taking place at the Vermont College of Fine Arts on College Street. College Hall, Room 205. I will post some signs out front. Please feel free to bring your own lunch. We’ll start promptly at 12 Noon.
Some Holocaust poems can be found HERE