May 1: An Evening of Poetry with Carol Gilbertson
South Dakota native Carol Gilbertson '66, an award-winning poet with work published in a variety of national literary journals, will read and discuss her poetry at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, in Humanities Center, Room 123. The event is free and open to the public.
Gilbertson's book, From a Distance, Dancing, recently published by Finishing Line Press, will be available for purchase and for signing at the reading.
Gilbertson has won the Flyway Sweet Corn Prize and was the runner-up in the MacGuffin National Poet Hunt. A co-editor of Translucence: Religion, the Arts, and Imagination, she has won the Donald Murray Prize for best creative essay. Gilbertson is the founding director of the “Lutheran Festival of Writing” at Luther College, where she recently retired after 43 years of teaching.
After graduating from Augustana in 1966, she earned a Master's degree from the University of North Carolina and a doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota. She is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Phi Beta Kappa member, has held the Dennis M. Jones Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the Humanities at Luther College, and is the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This program is sponsored by the kind support of the Augustana Writers’ Guild as well the English & Journalism Department.