MCC to Host Award-winning Poet as Part of Visiting Writers Series

March 20, 2024
Middlesex Community College will host award-winning poet Kathleen Aguero as part of the college’s Visiting Writers Series at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 in the Bedford Campus Café East. Courtesy Image

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Middlesex Community College will host award-winning poet Kathleen Aguero as part of the college’s Visiting Writers Series at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 in the Bedford Campus Café East.

“Discussions of the value of literature often center around its role in expanding the moral imagination,” Aguero said. “I am persuaded that teaching creative writing is also a means to this end. To write we need to observe not just our interior lives, but the world around us, including its natural environment, its people, and its social institutions. This kind of conscious seeing enlivens our imagination and pushes us to find the specific language that transforms emotion and observation into art that reaches beyond us to others.”

Winner of the Firman Houghton Award from New England Poetry Club, she received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Elgin-Cox Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Aguero teaches in the Solstice MFA Program at Lasell University, as well as in “Changing Lives through Literature,” an alternative sentencing program. 

Aguero has published five books of poetry, including the recent “World Happiness Index” (Tiger Bark Press, 2022). Her other collections include “Daughter Of” (Cedar Hill Books), “The Real Weather” (Hanging Loose), “Investigations: The Mystery of the Girl Sleuth” (Cervena Barva Press), and “Thirsty Day” (Alice James Books).

Her poems have appeared in many literary magazines and journals, such as Poetry magazine, Massachusetts Review, and Cincinnati Review. Contributing editor for the Kenyon Review, she has co-edited three volumes of multicultural literature for the George Press, including Daily Fare: Essays from the Multicultural Experience, A Gift of Tongues: Critical Challenges in Contemporary Poetry, and An Ear to the Ground: An Anthology of American Poetry.

MCC Visiting Writers Series is co-sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and the Office of Student Engagement. For more information, contact [email protected] or call 978-656-3363.

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