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UVM’s Huck Gutman Explores Poetry of Emily Dickinson

Montpelier ~ University of Vermont professor emeritus Huck Gutman will illuminate the lessons found in the poetry of Emily Dickinson in a talk at Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier on April 3 at 7:00 p.m. His talk,Emily Dickinson: Poet of New England,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and PoemCity 2019 in Montpelier. It is free and open to the public.

Emily Dickinson lived her entire life in Amherst, Massachusetts. One of the greatest American poets, and probably the most important woman poet of all time, she was also a quintessential New England poet. Gutman’s talk will explore what Dickinson can teach us.

Gutman is Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Vermont, where he taught courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American poetry, and in modern poetry in translation. A former Chair of the English Department, he has twice taught abroad as a Fulbright Fellow. He has written or edited four books, and has been a regular political columnist for major newspapers abroad.  He also spent six years in Washington serving as Chief of Staff to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

About First Wednesdays

The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May in nine communities statewide, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Talks in Montpelier are held at Kellogg-Hubbard Library unless otherwise noted. All First Wednesdays talks are free and open to the public. See the full schedule of Montpelier First Wednesdays talks.

The statewide underwriters for the First Wednesdays 2018-2019 series are The Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation, the Windham Foundation, and the Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries.

“Emily Dickinson: Poet of New England” is underwritten by UVM Humanities Center.

For more information, contact the Kellogg-Hubbard Library at 802.223.3338 or contact the Vermont Humanities Council at 802.262.2626 or , or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.

About Vermont Humanities Council

The Vermont Humanities Council seeks to engage all Vermonters in the world of ideas, foster a culture of thoughtfulness, and inspire a lifelong love of reading and learning. Because Ideas Matter.