Waiting for the Light to Change - poetry reading by Scott Ruescher


Thursday, September 21, 2017, 4:00pm


Gutman Conference Center - Gutman Library, HGSE, Appian Way, Cambridge

HGSE Arts in Education program administrator Scott Ruescher will read from "Waiting for the Light to Change," his book of poems published in May 2017 by Prolific Press.

Presented by: Gutman Library "Distinguished Author Series"
Admission: Free and open to the public

Waiting for the Light to Change is neither a driver’s education manual nor the memoirs of a landscape painter, as the title might suggest, but a book of poems written by “an evangelist for reality” who declaims “its glitzy multitudinosity in long cinematic sentences” (according to Tony Hoagland). The poems celebrate “unknown, unheralded, unimportant citizens” and “the old happiness/Of fellowship with humanity.” Some of them have appeared in such publications as Agni, Chautauqua, Origins Journal, Ploughshares, Shadowgraph Quarterly, Solstice, and The Harvard Educational Review; others have won the 2016 Write Prize from Able Muse magazine, the 2015 Rebecca Lard Award from Poetry Quarterly, and, in both 2013 and 2014, the Erika Mumford Prize from the New England Poetry Club.