THIS IS A PAST EVENT.
Poet and hospice nurse Sara Berkeley will read from her newest collection, Some of the Things I've Seen (WFU Press, 2023) on Saturday, 9/30, at 6 pm. The reading will be held at the WFU Press office and is co-sponsored by the WFU Humanities Institute's Story, Health, & Healing Initiative.
Sara Berkeley’s newest collection follows a number of sightlines: watching the landscape from the window of a plane, contemplating the effects of climate change, witnessing human vulnerability and resilience as a hospice nurse during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. A marriage ends, forest fires spread, and a new love takes root in winter. Throughout, Berkeley maintains a tender awareness of the threats that surround us, as well as a keen appreciation of the passion and poetic insight we will all need to survive.
Sara Berkeley grew up in Dublin, Ireland. She was educated at Trinity College, Southbank University, London, and the University of California, Berkeley. Some of the Things I’ve Seen is her seventh poetry collection. She has also published a novel and a collection of short stories. Her work has been widely anthologized in Europe, the US, and Canada. She lived for many years in the San Francisco Bay Area and now makes her home with her husband in upstate New York, where she works as a hospice nurse.
Saturday, September 30 at 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Wake Forest University Press
2518 Reynolda Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106