Connections Welcomes Poet Glaser to Present A Commemoration of the Poetry of Lucille Clifton, Nov. 2

Michael Glaser

As part of the College of Southern Maryland’s Fall Connections Series, former Maryland Poet Laureate Michael Glaser will present an appreciation of his fellow Poet Laureate, the late Lucille Clifton, beginning at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 2, at the Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium.

Glaser will present the new collection of her life’s work, which he co-edited, as well as the poetry of others that were inspired by Clifton. A personal friend of Glaser’s, Clifton was the author of 10 books of poetry and 17 books for children. She was a professor of humanities at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science and the winner of the National Book Award, an Emmy and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Clifton passed away in 2010.

Glaser edited three anthologies and is the author of eight collections of poetry. He is a professor emeritus of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, founder of the Voices reading series, and a former chair of the Institute for Humanistic Education. Glaser is the recipient of the Homer Dodge Endowed Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Columbia Merit Award for service to poetry from the Poetry Committee of Greater Washington.

The Connections Series features award-winning contemporary writers, poets and artists who share their work with Southern Maryland residents.

Tickets are $3 advanced sale through the CSM box office and $3 at the door with a student ID. General admission at the door is $5. For information on Connections, study guides and author links visit www.csmd.edu/connections. Books featured are available at any CSM College Store or online at www.csmd.edu/CollegeStore.

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CSM’s Connections Literary Series: Come Celebrate With Me: A Commemoration of the Life and Poetry of Lucille Clifton. 7:30 p.m., Nov. 2, College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. CSM’s Connections Literary Series welcomes former Maryland Poet Laureate Michael Glaser presenting an appreciation of his fellow Poet Laureate, the late Lucille Clifton. Tickets are $3 advanced sale through the CSM box office and $3 at the door with a student ID. General admission at the door is $5. 301-934-7864, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7864 or www.csmd.edu/connections.

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