Katharine Cole reads work from her most recent collection, Reckless, inspired by a trip to Antarctica
UTAH’S POET LAUREATE SPEAKS AT KIMBALL ART CENTER’S APRIL ART TALK
Katharine Coles reads work from her most recent collection, Reckless, inspired by a trip to Antarctica
Park City, Utah – In celebration of April being Poetry Month, poet, novelist, and editor Katharine Coles is speaking and reading her poetry at the Kimball Art Center’s Art Talk on Thursday, April 19th at 6pm. Coles is the author of several collections of poetry including Fault (2008), Utah Book Award-winner The Golden Years of the Fourth Dimension (2001), and The One Right Touch (1992).
Coles recently spent a month in the Antarctic on a science base. The poems she will read from Reckless were inspired by the trip, made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program in 2010
“People don't necessarily think of poetry as being about joy, especially these days. But traveling to Antarctica to write these poems was a blissful experience, and I think the poems really reflect the sense of adventure and happiness I got out of the journey,” said Coles. “The place itself is so beautiful and strange—not only the vast landscape but also the creatures that live in the air and water around it—and from the moment the ship sailed I had the feeling that I was literally traveling off the edge of the world. That is really the source of the poems and also the sense I am trying to communicate in them,” she added.
WHAT: Art Talk featuring poetry written and read by Katharine Coles
WHEN: Thursday, April 19th at 6pm
WHERE: Kimball Art Center – 638 Park Avenue, Park City, Utah
COST: Free and open to the public
Coles has received numerous honors for her work including a term as Utah’s Poet Laureate. She has also received a fellowship and a New Forms Project grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a PEN New Writer’s Award, an Antarctic Artists and Writers Grant from the National Science Foundation, and grants from the Utah Arts Council and the Salt Lake City Arts Council.
The Kimball Art Center (KAC) is the heart of Park City’s historic and vibrant arts community. It is a non-profit center for the arts, committed to engaging individuals of all ages in diverse and inspiring experiences through education, exhibitions and events. For more information please visit www.kimballartcenter.org.