Wordsmith's Reading & Book Launch - Elizabeth Rivers

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Where and When

Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Orangery, Newtown Campus

Contact: burskc@bucks.edu

Liz Rivers

Event Information

Liz River’s book, Colors of the Universe, examines the humanity and authority of nature, faith, and the universe…. In perhaps the finest poem, ‘Unleaving,’ Rivers begins with an image of autumn – ‘rose-red circle fell on my lawn, all untied maple leaves,’ then moves to ‘crisis time, darkness and ice’ when ‘the maple prunes itself’ and concludes with this observation and question: ‘No treason’s done when trees/ lose leaves; what of my death,/ that certain fall/…Who/ will keep my rose, my green?’ Indeed, it is the reader who benefits from this honest questioning, this fierce clarity, this need to find meaning. Colors of the Universe reveals a meticulous mind hard at work to give us just that.’

– Marie Kane, author of Survivors in the Garden

Free and open to campus and community • For more information 215-968-8156
Sponsored by Wordsmiths Reading Series with assistance from Cultural Programming Committee, Cultural Task Force, & Dept. of Language and Literature