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Poetry Salon with Claire Keyes on Vijay Sheshadri
November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
On Saturday, November 13th, the Poetry Salon will gather to consider the poems of Vijay Sheshadri. This session continues the Salon’s consideration of Asian-American poets. Seshadri was born in India and came to the United States in 1959, at the age of five. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and has lived in many parts of the country, including the Northwest, where he spent five years working in the fishing industry. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Sheshadri is the author of 3 Sections, winner of the Pulitzer Prize; The Long Meadow, winner of the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets; and Wild Kingdom. His newest book, That Was Now, This is Then, appeared in 2020. Praised for its elasticity, wit, and intimacy of tone, Sheshadri’s poetry also includes elements of Indian mythology and religion. A reviewer described “the essence of Sheshadri’s writing as conversation, and that conversation is coiling and liquid, not diffident.” Please join Claire Keyes, Marblehead Poet, at the Abbot Public Library from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 13th or via Zoom to engage in that conversation.
This program will be hybrid, offered in person and on Zoom. To register to receive the Zoom link, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to read poems by Vijay Sheshadri.