Readings from Middle Distance featuring Professors David Baker and Ann Townsend ’85
Friday, August 28, 2020 7:00 pm EDT to 8:00 pm EDT
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Join renowned poets and Denison Professors, David Baker and Ann Townsend ’85, as they share readings from Middle Distance by Stanley Plumly, in a special tribute evening of the late beloved poetry master.
Middle Distance is a probing and commanding final volume from a master poet facing his own mortality. After a diagnosis of cancer, acclaimed poet Stanley Plumly found himself in the middle distance—looking back at his childhood in Ohio and a rich lifetime of family and friends, while gazing into a future shaped by the press of mortality.
In Middle Distance, his final collection, he pushed onward into new territory in extended hybrid forms and revelatory prose pieces. Blending documentary and memoir with his signature Keatsian lyricism, he contemplated at every turn the horizons of his life.
This event is presented by Gramercy Books, the Kenyon Review, and Ohio Poetry Association. You can view more information about the event here.