Open VISIONS Forum: Espresso - Kay Cosgrove '07, PhD - Wednesday, April 21 at 7:30 PM

Date: 04-21-2021

Time: 07:30 PM


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Open VISIONS Forum: Espresso

In affiliation with the Fairfield University Art Museum and the Art History & Visual Culture Program

Kay Cosgrove '07, PhD
"Painters and Poets: Unity of Nature Past and Present"

The emphasis on the natural world is an ever-present theme for American poets and painters. Through the eyes of these poets and painters, we discover the captivating beauty of the American landscape. Kay Cosgrove takes us through a journey into America’s earliest poets from the 19th century, where landscape was used to emphasize American land and language, to the 20th century where the ecopoetic movement arose. Through the understanding of poets and artists, we learn just how extraordinary land is, and why we need to preserve it on the canvas and the page.

Kay Cosgrove received a BA in 2007 from Fairfield University, an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, and a PhD in American literature and creative writing from the University of Houston. Her manuscript has been named a finalist for the Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize, the Field Poetry Prize, The St. Lawrence Book Award, and Larry Levis Intro Prize in Poetry from Four Way Books. She is the recipient of awards from The Academy of American Poets, Inprint Houston, and The Westchester Review. Her poetry has appeared in The Southern Review, The Missouri Review, The Massachusetts Review, Prairie Schooner, and EPOCH magazine, among other journals. She is currently a visiting assistant professor of English at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia.

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