PSNH Presents: Robert Carr on HIV, Sexual Identity, and the AIDS Pandemic

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May 3, 2022
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Date(s) - May 3, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Please join us on Tuesday May 3rd, at 7:00 PM ET for a reading and discussion with Robert Carr : Over the course of a lifetime we all experience large-scale events that change us: devastation through war, the loss of a home or a town in a wildfire, a pandemic. For many poets, these global events assume a central position in the content of their work; themes that directly or indirectly are returned to again and again. In this reading and discussion, we will use the example of the global HIV pandemic and its impact on gay men to explore how poetry can identify and capture universal themes behind historical events.

Contact events@psnh.org for link to reading.

About Robert: A seven-time Pushcart Prize nominated poet, Robert Carr is the author of Amaranth, published in 2016 by Indolent Books and The Unbuttoned Eye, a full-length 2019 collection from 3: A Taos Press. Robert served as Deputy Director for the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences in Massachusetts until 2020, when he turned his attention to a full-time writing career. Among other publications his poetry appears in the Crab Orchard Review, The Maine Review, The Massachusetts Review, Rattle, and Shenandoah. He serves as an active member of Nature-Culture, poets Writing the Land. His second full-length collection, The Heavy of Human Clouds is forthcoming from 3: A Taos Press and he is the recipient of a 2022 artist residency at Monson Arts. Robert lives in Maine with his husband. Additional information can be found at robertcarr.org

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