Moxley, Evans to Speak at Acadia Senior College Event on Poetry

Jennifer Moxley and Steve Evans, both associate professors of English at the University of Maine, are scheduled to take part in an Acadia Senior College lunch-and-learn event titled “Demystifying Contemporary Poetry.”

Evans, who also serves on the UMaine Humanities Initiative faculty advisory board, and Moxley will lead the conversation about the challenges and rewards of contemporary poetry. The event takes place Friday, Jan. 24 at Birch Bay Village Inn in Hulls Cove with lunch at 11:30 a.m. and the lecture from noon to 1 p.m.

“Demystifying Contemporary Poetry” is part of “Food for Thought,” a series of lunch-and-learn events offered by Acadia Senior College on the fourth Friday of the month. Acadia Senior College is an educational organization on Mount Desert Island that provides courses and community events for adults 50 and older.

Jim Acheson, a research professor of anthropology at UMaine and author of “The Lobster Gangs of Maine,” is scheduled to give a “Food for Thought” talk April 25.