Ellen Rachlin will present a reading from her recent poetry collection, Permeable Divide, winner of the 2018 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Award. She is also the author of the full-length poetry collection Until Crazy Catches Me, and two poetry chapbooks. Her poetry has appeared in American Poetry Review, Granta, Literary 'Imagination, and Court Green. She serves as Treasurer of The Poetry Society of America.
She will be joined by Marjory Wentworth, Poet Laureate of South Carolina. She has published several volumes of poetry including, The Endless Repetition of an Ordinary Miracle and New and Selected Poems. She is also the author of the prizewinning children’s story Shackles. Her most recent collaborations include several award winning books, including We Are Charleston, Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel, with Herb Frazier and Dr. Bernard Powers.
The poetry reading will cover the philosophical theme of coping with the gaps in our lives when our sense of order and fairness are disrupted.
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