Friday, April 30, 2010
Three distinguished poets joined me to read from After Shocks: The Poetry of Recovery for Life-Shattering Events at the University of Central Florida. Marjory Wentworth, the poet laureate of South Carolina, Susan Meyers, the 2007 South Carolina Book Prize winner, and Satyendra Srivastava, the popular Indian-born poet who is lecturer at Cambridge Univeristy, traveled to Orlando for the April 17 event. The reading was part of the inaugural book festival of UCF's Morgridge International Reading Center. The festival organizers had extended a further invitation to Dr. Srivastava for an individual reading of his poetry at the festival. Thanks to Marjory, Susan, and Satyendra for their lovely renderings of After Shocks poems and thanks to all who attended.