Love and Happiness

George Bilgere, Tim Seibles, and Keith S. Wilson

Monday, February 24, 2020, 7:30 pm
Folger Theatre

Three poets read together for a night of uplifting humor and luminous praise on the themes of love and happiness.

George Bilgere’s poetry collections include Blood Pages, Imperial, The White Museum, and The Good Kiss, selected by Billy Collins to win the University of Akron Poetry Award. His numerous awards include the Midland Authors Award and a Pushcart Prize.

Tim Seibles’s Fast Animal won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize, the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award, and a National Book Award nomination. His latest collection is One Turn Around the Sun. Seibles was the 2016 poet laureate of Virginia.

Video game designer and poet Keith S. Wilson is the author of Field Notes on Ordinary Love. A member of the Affrilachian Poets, a Cave Canem fellow, and graduate of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Wilson serves as Assistant Poetry Editor at Four Way Review.

From String Theory
…I’m saying love
becomes the wish of coins blueing in a fountain.

We can aspire to be that small
carousel of metal that spins on the moment,

Excerpt from “String Theory” from Field Notes on Ordinary Love  by Keith S. Wilson © 2019, published by Copper Canyon Press. Used with permission.

Congratulations to Keith S. Wilson, one of poets highlighted in the 15th annual round-up of debut poets in the January/February edition of Poets & Writers magazine!