The poet Margaret Gibson lives among us in Preston CT, though she was born, raised, and educated in Virginia. She came north to teach at UConn, but she has stayed because her muse flourished here, and because, here, she met the love of her life.
In the course of a long and distinguished career, Margaret Gibson has established herself as one of our foremost poets. The great Jean Hirschfield describes Gibson as a “master poet.” Each of her ten previous books has been an event in the poetry world, as she kept her way steadfastly on a poetic mission that connects her work to the Biblical Psalms and the epics of antiquity -- a mission to voice poetry in prayer, praise, and celebration of the mystery and majesty of life.
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Lara Herscovitch has released five albums, including the recent Four Wise Monkeys.” Hailed for “a voice with bell-like clarity” and “a huge reservoir of musical talent” Ms. Herscovitch has been featured on NPR’s Prairie Home Companion and has performed at CBGB’s and the Bitter End in New York. In 2009-2010, she was the Connecticut State Troubadour and in 2011, Motif Magazine Music Awards named her Best Female Vocal and Singer-Songwriter nominee.