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Winter Pandemic Book Club: Poetry Hour

Urbán Tamás
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Reading on a winter's bench

There’s not a lot that rhymes with pandemic. 

This hour, Margaret Gibson, Connecticut’s poet laureate joins us for a conversation on poetry writing during the coronavirus. It’s our Pandemic Book Club - poetry hour! 

Coming up, we talk about how she’s responding to the grief this pandemic has created. There are many poems on the natural beauty of the state, but very little about protecting our environment. Margaret is encouraging town poet laureates across the state to address global climate change through poetry. 

We want to hear from you. Share a poem with us. Are you reading more poetry? Are you doing more creative writing while we are stuck at home?


  • Margaret Gibson - Connecticut Poet Laureate
  • JC Wayne - founder of The Poartry Project

Lucy leads Connecticut Public's strategies to deeply connect and build collaborations with community-focused organizations across the state.
Tess is a senior producer for Connecticut Public news-talk show Where We Live. She enjoys hiking Connecticut's many trails and little peaks, gardening and writing in her seven journals.

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