Poetry lecture series
Judson Scruton returns to the library’s Brubeck Room to continue his 4-week literature seminar taking readers through selected works by poets Robert Hayden and Mona Van Duyn. The first two sessions of “Poetic Voices in Their Times: The Poetry of Robert Hayden and Mona Van Duyn” will take place on Thursdays, Nov. 11, and Nov. 18, and Dec. 2 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Robert Hayden was a major Black poet, who was often denigrated by the literary establishment because he wrote in more traditional, classical poetic forms. Mona Van Duyn won all the major poetic prizes, but was often dismissed as writing about suburban female subject matter. Both poets deserve far more recognition, and study. Their poems are accessible yet filled with surprising insight. Advance registration is required. Those people, who register for the first session will automatically be registered for all four sessions of the program. The lecture series is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of longtime Wilton resisdent Amy Quigley. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org to register, and see more information about the program.