SAVOY: Poetry Reading with Margaret Gibson (Not Hearing the Wood Thrush)

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents a poetry reading with local poet Margaret Gibson for her new collection, Not Hearing the Wood Thrush. This event is free and open to the public.

About Margaret Gibson
Margaret Gibson is the author of twelve collections of poems and one prose memoir. A native of Virginia, now a resident of Preston, Connecticut, she has received numerous honors, including the Lamont Selection, Connecticut Book Award, and Melville Kane Award. Her collection The Vigil was a finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry. Her website is http://www.margaretgibsonpoetry.com/.

About the Book
“I look about and find whatever I see / unfinished,” Margaret Gibson writes in these powerful and moving poems, which investigate a late-life genesis. Not Hearing the Wood Thrush grapples with the existential questions that come after experiencing a great personal loss. A number of poems meditate on loneliness and fear; others speak to “No one”—a name richer than prayer or vow.” In this transformative new collection, Gibson moves inward, taking surprising, mercurial turns of the imagination, guided by an original and probative intelligence. With a clear eye and an open heart, Gibson writes, “How stark it is to be alive”—and also how glorious, how curious, how intimate.

Event date: 
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
Savoy Bookshop and Café
10 Canal St.
Westerly, RI 02891
Not Hearing the Wood Thrush: Poems Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780807168202
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: LSU Press - September 12th, 2018

"I look about and find whatever I see / unfinished," Margaret Gibson writes in these powerful and moving poems, which investigate a late-life genesis. Not Hearing the Wood Thrush grapples with the existential questions that come after experiencing a great personal loss.