College hosting poetry readings
BENNINGTON - Poetry at Bennington will continue Wednesday, October 27, with Sandra Lim and Ladan Osman, who will read from their poetry.
Lim is the author of three books of poetry, including the Louise Glück for the Barnard Women Poets Prize winner “The Wilderness.” Her poems have appeared in The New Republic and Poetry, and have been recognized with fellowships from the Getty Research Institute and the Guggenheim Foundation. Born in Seoul, she is now an associate professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Osman is the Somali-born author of “Exiles of Eden,” a hybrid work of poetry, photography, and experimental text; and “The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony,” winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. Her writing has been honored with a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and a Lannan Foundation fellowship.
In line with public health best practices, all readings will be presented remotely over Zoom. All events will occur from 7 to 8:30 pm and are free, open to the public, and can be accessed and shared from the Poetry at Bennington webpage.
The two will also host virtual “craft talks.” Osman’s will be Wednesday, October 27, from 3 to 4 pm, and Lim’s will be Thursday, October 28, from 11 am to noon. For more information on each of these events visit https://www.bennington.edu/.