Poet Ben Gunsberg to Visit ASFA Next Thursday, October 6

Ben Gunsberg, poet and a prof(essor), will be visiting ASFA-CW next week as a part of our Ron Casey Visiting Writers’ Series. He’ll be reading from his recently released chapbook, Rhapsodies with Portraits, and conducting a masterclass with our seniors on the chapbook as a form. We’re excited to have him. To whet the appetite for his visit, here’s a snazzy multimedia version of his poem, “I Didn’t Understand How to Erase Our City,” produced for the Utah Division of Arts & Museums! The reading will start at 1:45 p.m. and will take place in the ASFA Lecture Hall.

The Ron Casey Visiting Writers’ Series was established at ASFA by a generous gift from the family and friends of Mr. Casey, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial writer and editorial page editor at the Birmingham News. Mr. Casey dedicated his life to using the written word to educate others and inspire a more humane, more critically aware society. All Casey readings are free and open to the public.