Winter Poetry at Wilton Library Begins Feb. 7

The Wilton Library's winter poetry series continues in February with a four-week series on Czeslaw Milosz led by Judson Scruton. Participants will explore accessible and dynamic poems selected from throughout Nobel Laureate [1980] Czeslaw Milosz’s wide-ranging poetic career. The sessions will be held on four Thursdays: February 7, 14, 21, and 28.
 
According to Poetry Foundation, "In exile from a world which no longer exists, a witness to the Nazi devastation of Poland, and the Soviet takeover of Eastern Europe, Milosz deals in his poetry with the central issues of our time: the impact of history upon moral being, the search for ways to survive spiritual ruin in a ruined world."

In his Nobel Laureate address in 1980, Milosz said, "Like all my contemporaries I have felt the pull of despair, of impending doom, and reproached myself for succumbing to a nihilistic temptation. Yet on a deeper level, I believe my poetry remained sane and, in a dark age, expressed a longing for the Kingdom of Peace and Justice."
 
Judson Scruton  M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry) has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. In his career as an educator  Judson has also directed publications, communications, public relations, and development at a variety of educational institutions in the U.S. and U.K. including the Newberry Library in Chicago. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University.
 
Poetry packets are available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. There is no charge for the program. Advance registration is required. To register, please click here or call 203-762-6334. By registering for the first session, you will automatically be registered for all four sessions.
Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Road in Wilton, Conn. For more information, visit wiltonlibrary.org.

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