Anders Carlson-Wee and Poetry's Explosive Potential

Anders Carlson-Wee was a professional rollerblader before he studied wilderness survival and started hopping freight trains to see the country. He has bicycled across the United States twice, hitchhiked to the Yukon and back, and walked on foot across Croatia and Bosnia through the farm villages of the Dinaric Alps. On January 11, the award-winning contemporary poet and filmmaker visits high school students and senior residents at the Boys and Girls Club of the Souhegan Valley in Milford, thanks to a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Quick Grant. Carlson-Wee will screen his poetry film Riding the High Line, read poems,engage in an interactive interview with Milford High School students, and lead a short writing exercise. Author and celebrated UNH writing professor emeritus Thomas Newkirk will introduce Carlson-Wee and facilitate the student interview.

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