6 Poets Laureate visit Webb
Posted October 26, 2012
Maggi Vaughn, Poet Laureate of Tennessee, invited five fellow poets to Webb for a day of workshops on Oct. 25 with students, readings for the campus community and the public and a book signing. The events were part of the Follin Speaker Series, an endowed program at Webb.
Current and former poet laureates attending included Lisa Starr, of Rhode Island; Joyce Brinkman, of Indiana; Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, of Virginia; Marie Harris, of New Hampshire; and Marjory Wentworth, of South Carolina.
The poets spoke in chapel for the Webb campus community and spent all day in classes with students.
Also joining the group for the evening public reading was Coleman Barks, a native of Chattanooga, who is well known as an interpreter of Rumi and other mystic poets of Persia and as an author of several volumes of his own poetry.