BETHEL — As a part of the ongoing series of presentations featuring Maine folks who have interesting careers, talents and lives to share, Western Mountains Senior College will present a Down Home Maine presentation, "The Poetry of Bruce Guernsey," from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Mill Hill Inn.
In simple, spare language the poetry of Guernsey in "From Rain: Poems, 1970-2010" examines the common objects around us as if they were clues to solving some kind of mystery. Ice, glass, stones, moss and similar inanimate things take on meaning as the poet seeks to answer who and why we are. These poems are the detective's magnifying glass to examine our profound connection to the natural world and its disruption by war and loss.
Arranged thematically into four sections, the poems in this collection have been published in The Atlantic, Poetry, American Scholar, The Nation and many of the quarterlies, as well as in less traditional publications such as Fly Rod & Reel, The Journal of Medical Opinion, and War, Literature and the Arts.
All are welcome, refreshments will be served.
Western Mountains Senior College is a community of adult lifelong learners who actively seek new knowledge and experiences. Members enjoy multi-session courses, exciting workshops, outdoor activities, special events and social gatherings.