Summer Social - Beyond Earth’s Edge: The Poetry of Spaceflight

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 5:00pm
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This event will take place at the Century Room at Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St. Summer Socials are designed as interesting happy hour experiences. Each event will feature complimentary snacks and a cash bar; doors at 5:00, program at 6:00 pm.

Beyond Earth’s Edge: The Poetry of Spaceflight is a trailblazing anthology of poetry that spans from the dawn of the space age to the imagined futures of the universe. The anthology offers a fascinating record of both national mindsets and private perspectives as poets grapple with the promise and peril of U.S. space exploration across decades and into the present.  Join editor Julie Swarstad Johnson, who will share poems from the collection, which includes writers as diverse as Robert Hayden, Rae Armantrout, N. Scott Momaday, Adrienne Rich, Tracy K. Smith, Ray Bradbury, May Swenson and Pablo Neruda.