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May 11, 2021 at 4:00 pm | Public Programs

Virtual Poetry: Odes to the Objects We Love

Tuesday, May 11 | 4 to 5 PM
Free; All ages welcome
General Registration

A just-right pillow…a must-have mug…that pen you can’t write without – think of the everyday objects that add comfort and stability to your day. Now, gather four of your favorite things and join Aldrich Educator Barb Jennes to write a series of praise poems called odes. We’ll explore the unique essence of your objects, finding how they’re as rich in symbolism as the items included in the traveling exhibition known as the Aldrich Care Box. All ages welcome!

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Virtual Poetry: When Trash Is a Poet’s Treasure

Just as artist Hugo McCloud employs discarded plastic bags as the colorful medium of the works included in his from where I stand exhibition, poets can use discarded print media to create poems that are works of art.

Top image: Aldrich Care Box. Photo: Christopher E. Manning