Poetry with Acadia National Park Artist-in-Residence Allison Hutchcraft
Wednesday, June 1, 3 - 5
Award winning poet Allison Hutchcraft, who will be visiting the Schoodic District of Acadia National Park as an Artist-in-Residence, will offer an afternoon of poetry. This will be a free event on the back porch.
Allison's poetry, which is informed by a deep curiosity about the natural world, features landscapes and seascapes, flora and fauna. Allison's process is immersive. She looks closely at her environment and focuses on both thriving species and those that are threatened. She records what she encounters, picks up on details that catch her imagination and allows them to grow into the foundation of a poem. Convergence, edges and confluence are central to her work, and Acadia, a nexus linking intertidal zones, lakes,
mountains, boreal and deciduous forests to rocky shores and the sea, provides unequaled inspiration.
In Allison's first book, Swale, poetry offers vital ways to think imaginatively and seriously about epochs and shifts in scale, environmental harm and
the past pressing into the contemporary. Her poems are unnerving, strange and revealing. They are about human time, love and loss and the delicate balance between rapture and ravishment. They look to the natural world and direct the reader's focus inward to the landscape of the mind.
Allison will talk about her creative process and read selected work from her book and her Acadia Residency. Join us for an afternoon of Refreshments will be available.