Please join us online as Janet Krauss leads a discussion of a selection of poems by A.R. Ammons. Links to the poems will be emailed in advance of the program.
No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online in order to receive the Zoom session invitation link and readings packet. Please email Michael Bellacosa at email@example.com with any questions.
The spirit of Nature runs through Ammons’ soul. That is the Transcendental belief. A critic said that Ammons adheres “to a fidelity to details of nature” as he writes in a “contemporary conventional style.” He sees his identity as a “part of a larger continuum. “
The poet was born in 1920 and died in 2001. He was born in rural North Carolina on a cotton and tobacco farm during the Great Depression. His farm life inspired his poems. He taught at Cornell from 1964-1998, won numerous poetry awards, and the prestigious Bollingen Prize for American Poetry.
We will trace the Transcendental influence of Emerson and Dickinson in his poems.
Janet Krauss, who has two books of poetry published, “Borrowed Scenery,” Yuganta Press, and “Through the Trees of Autumn,” Spartina Press, has recently retired from teaching English at Fairfield University. Her mission is to help and guide Bridgeport’s young children through her teaching creative writing, leading book clubs and reading to and engaging a kindergarten class. As a poet, she co-directs the poetry program of the Black Rock Art Guild. Several of her poems have been published in Amethyst Review.