At the T.W. Wood Gallery & Arts Center (46 Barre St, Montpelier), George Longenecker will look at issues of race and racism in ekphrastic poetry, the poetry of art. With illustrations of paintings, he’ll read works by former United States Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott. He’ll also read his own poems of art and memoir.
This presentation is on April 8 at 7:00 pm. Reception and refreshments to follow. Please note venue is not accessible.
George Longenecker has published his poems in many journals, including Memoir, Vermont Literary Review, and Atlanta Review, and has recently retired as a professor at Vermont Tech.