Dana Professor of English, Carolyn Beard Whitlow shared her newest chapbook of poetry, When the Wind Stills, last evening in Founder’s East Gallery, on the campus of Guilford College. Speaking to a full room, the self-described “lyrical writer” shared with a standing room only audience.
Beard Whitlow read from a group of the 13 poems in the work, tantalizing her listeners, as her characters appeared to come to life right before their eyes. With gritty, heartfelt, informative poems focusing on slavery, the Civil War and the early Reconstruction era, the reading was a treat to poetry enthusiasts as well as any astute historian. Upon the completion of the readings, Beard Whitlow answered questions, giving further insight into her characters, and signed copies of her book as she chatted with those seeking her signature.
The event was sponsored by The Greenleaf Review and is one of many planned for the semester, so please continue to check back on the blog calendar for upcoming events. We are proud of Carolyn and so happy that she chose to share with us.