Title: How Did I Get Here?
Exploring the Context of our lives through Memoir and Poetry
PRESENTER: Guy Thorvaldsen, MFA – Poet, English Instructor at Madison College
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Leaning on his own life and work, Guy Thorvaldsen asks what it means “to explore the context of our lives through,
This is where memoir and poetry come in -- writers examining the seen and unseen forces at play that have informed us, benefitted or oppressed us and, in the end, shaped us: family, mortality, gender, relationships, class, race, religion, culture, and ethnicity.”
Guy’s poetry has appeared in, among others, Alligator Juniper, Forge, Gulfstream, Magma 69 (London), Zone 3, and Poet Lore. His first full-length book, Going to Miss Myself When I’m Gone, came out in October 2017 through Aldrich Press.
He received his MFA degree from Vermont College and has taught writing at Madison College for 20 years. Alongside teaching he is a journeyman carpenter, husband, father and contributing poet/essayist for community radio.
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