Loras College will host poet Carol Gilbertson, emerita professor of English at Luther College, on Thursday, October 24 at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Campus Center, Arizona Room for a reading from her recent work, From a Distance, Dancing
, a 2011 finalist in Finishing Line Press’s Open Chapbook Competition. The reading is free and open to the public.
With a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, specializing in seventeenth-century poets, Carol Gilbertson has taught courses in British Romanticism and Twentieth-Century literature. Her love for poetry has guided Gilbertson to be the winner of the Donald Murray Prize
and the Flyway Sweet Corn Prize
for poetry as well as placing second in the MacGuffin Poet Hunt. She held the Dennis M. Jones Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the Humanities and was the founding director of the Lutheran Festival of Writing.
Her poem “Night Rising” was the inspiration for Philip Wharton’s composition for flute, oboe and strings named “Nightrising.” Gilbertson has also written hymn texts and co-edited the essay collection Translucence: Religion, the Arts, and Imagination
Loras College invites the community to join Gilbertson in a poetic journey full of color and expression.