Norwich Writers Series Presents Award-Winning Poet Karin Gottshall to Kick Off Poetry Month


March 9, 2018

Norwich University’s Writers Series presents award winning author Karin Gottshall on Monday, April 2, at 4 p.m. in the Kreitzberg Library Todd Multipurpose Room. This visit kicks of Poetry Month for Norwich University.

Gottshall teaches at Middlebury College and directs the New England Young Writers’ Conference at Bread Loaf. She released her first collection of poetry in 2007. This collection, “Crocus,” won the Poets Out Loud Prize and was published by Fordham University. According to Alberto Rios: “The poems in ‘Crocus’ offer crisp language, language that speaks to new views, felt and therefore inherently worthy ways of reporting, all made forceful by strong and easy narrative guidance.”

Her second collection, “The River Won’t Hold You,” won the Ohio State University Press Prize. She is the author of three chapbooks as well: “Flood Letters,” “Almanac for the Sleepless,” and “Swan.” Allison Titus writes: Karin Gottshall’s poems are compelling invitations to an interior landscape that feels relentlessly surprising. Her poems contain an attention to melancholy that’s startling for its loveliness; here the darkness is tender if unsettling, and the observations feel vital and new.”

Norwich Writer’s Series is produced to the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of English and Communications. All Writer’s Series events are free and open to the public.

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