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Passed and Present: Exploring Loss Through Poetry

Join this meaningful conversation on poetry and grief with New York Times poetry editor Victoria Chang and author Allison Gilbert.

Poetry beginners, fanatics, and everyone in between are invited to join this moving conversation on grief and loss through poetry. New York Times poetry editor Victoria Chang, author of numerous books, including Dear Memory: Letters on Writing, Silence, and Grief, will share how poetry helped her feel less alone and how it may help you navigate your grief experience, too. All are welcome!

Victoria Chang is the current poetry editor of the New York Times and Acting Program Chair and Distinguished Faculty at Antioch’s low-residency MFA Program. She is the author of nonfiction books and poetry books. Her book, Obit, features poetic obituaries for all she’s lost in the world. Obit was longlisted for the National Book Award in Poetry and received many accolades including a Time “Must-Read Book,” a New York Times “Notable Book,” and received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her next book of poems, With My Back to the World, will be published this year.

Allison Gilbert is co-author of Listen, World!: How the Intrepid Elsie Robinson Became America's Most-Read Woman, the first biography of American writer Elsie Robinson. She is also the author of Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive. On Allison’s popular grief and resilience blog, she features Q & A’s with some of the most notable names in our culture today including, Arianna Huffington, Jon Stewart, and bestselling authors Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Dani Shapiro, and Susan Orlean. She is host of "Women Journalists of 9/11: Their Stories,” a 20-part documentary series produced in collaboration with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Featured journalists include Savannah Guthrie, Maggie Haberman, Linda Wertheimer, Dana Bash, and many others.

Please take a moment to follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. She’s everywhere as “agilbertwriter."

The Passed and Present series, named after Allison’s inspiring book, is sponsored by For Grief, a platform created with a single goal in mind: to provide in one place the best and most trusted resources, support, and information available to begin the healing process. For Grief believes there’s always hope in a brighter tomorrow.

Registrants will be added to the For Grief and Reimagine e-newsletter lists.


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