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“Vast Library of the Female Mind:” the Life and Poetry of Ruth Stone

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May 4, 2022: 7:00 pm

Acclaimed Vermont poet Ruth Stone transformed her intense grief into poetry, using simple yet startling language. Nora Jacobson’s film “Vast Library of the Female Mind” provides an intimate look into Stone’s life and family. This screening will include panel discussion with Jacobson, former Vermont Poet Laureate Chard DeNiord, and  Ben Pease, a poet and member of Ruth’s family.

About Nora Jacobson

Nora Jacobson is an award-winning independent filmmaker who writes and directs narrative films as well as documentaries. She is devoted to telling stories of women, place, justice, and diversity, and believes that filmmaking can promote social change by provoking meaningful discourse. Nora lives in Norwich.


Anne Commire Fund for Women in the Humanities

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Photo LaVerne Harrell Clark, courtesy of The University of Arizona Poetry Center

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May 4, 2022
7:00 pm
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