Reading and Discussion: Brian Clements
Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature LeAnne Howe will host writer Brian Clements for a poetry reading and discussion on the book he co-edited, Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence.
Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violencefeatures work by poets including Ocean Vuong, Natasha Threthewey, Naomi Shihab Nye and several others. Each poem is followed by a response from a gun violence prevention activist, political figure, survivor or concerned individual.
Clements is the founding coordinator of the MFA program and professor of writing, linguistics and creative writing at Western Connecticut State University. He is the author of A Book of Common Rituals. He lives in Newtown, Connecticut, where his wife, a teacher, survived the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
This event is sponsored in part by Avid Bookshop. Avid will be on hand to sell copies of Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence along with a selection of other books that are creative responses to violence in America.