How many thousands of us have appreciated the sights, sounds, and smells of Glen Helen? The wild flowers, raptors, tree frogs, the great blue heron… Almost all poets have nature poems-and any poet who has spent any time at all following the forested trails in Glen Helen, Antioch College's 967-acre nature preserve, has many Glen poems. During this holiday/solstice season those works will be shared, at a poetry reading, "in the spirit of the glen."
As many as twenty area poets will read original work inspired by Glen Helen, or places similar in physical or spiritual geography. The reading will take place at the newly refurbished and ecologically state-of-the-art Vernet Ecological Center (formerly the Glen Helen Building).
Co-sponsored by Glen Helen Ecology Institute and Tecumseh Land Trust, the evening will include short readings by many well-known poets from Yellow Springs, Xenia, Oakwood and Greenville, Ohio. A brief open mic period following the announced readings will provide an opportunity for audience members to share a Glen poem. There will be a wine and cheese reception and book-signing afterward in the atrium. The event is free and open to the public. Contact krista@tecumsehlandtrust or call 767-9490 for more information.