Date(s) - August 26, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Toadstool Bookshop
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Majorie Ryerson presents her book of poems The Views From Mount Hunger
The variety of poems and subject matter in The Views from Mount Hunger is as broad as the view from the top of poet Marjorie Ryerson‘s favorite Vermont mountain. The summit of that mountain allows hikers to witness breathtaking views in all directions. Similarly, these poems look in a broad array of directions, with subject matter that covers topics ranging from the natural world to climate change, from reflections on the past to healing, hope, and humor about the present. Ryerson’s lyrical and articulate words ebb and flow musically, speaking for and reflecting the lives of many of us.
Marjorie Ryerson is an author, writing professor, journalist, photographer, and poet. A tenured professor at Castleton State College in Vermont, she also taught poetry for Middlebury’s New England Young Writers Conference, and served as a lecturer for the Vermont Humanities Council for her 2005 book Companions for the Passage: Stories of the Intimate Privilege of Accompanying the Dying. Her art photography book, Water Music, won international recognition, and most recently, she served as a Vermont State Representative. She is a graduate from the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa.