Goldsmith shares the poetic process

Mar 07, 2014
Photo by: Vic Goldsmith Ellen Goldsmith

Thomaston — Local poet Ellen Goldsmith will present a reading/presentation titled Vision and Revision Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at Thomaston Library, 60 Main St./Route 1.

Two questions guide this presentation: What sparks a poem? and How do poems grow and develop? After looking at the words of some poets about where their poems come from, what gives rise to their words, Goldsmith will read from her latest book, “Where to Look,” particularly focusing on the various sparks that gave rise to poems. In relation to a few of the poems, revision will be explored.

Goldsmith is a poet and teacher, author of “Where to Look,” “Such Distances” and “No Pine Tree in This Forest Is Perfect,” which won the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center 1997 chapbook contest. A poem from “Such Distances” was read by Garrison Keillor on “Writer’s Almanac.” Recent poems have appeared in Antiphon, Connecticut River Review, The Inflectionist Review, Kin, The Mochila Review, Off the Coast and Third Wednesday. A resident of Cushing, Goldsmith is a professor emeritus of the City University of New York.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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