A Conversation with Poets Michael Glaser and Kate Lassman

April 13, 2023
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, Room 103/104
Neal Dwyer, nmdwyer@csmd.edu


Michael S. Glaser served as Poet Laureate of Maryland from 2004 – 2009.  He is a Professor Emeritus at St. Mary’s College of Maryland where he served for 50 years. 

He is a recipient of the Homer Dodge Endowed Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Columbia Merit Award for service to poetry, and the Loyola College’s Andrew White Medal for his dedication to the intellectual and scholarly life in Maryland, and for his commitment to sustaining the poetic tradition in the State of Maryland.  

He served on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Humanities Council and on the Maryland State Department of Education’s Arts Advisory Committee.  Since 2021 he has lived in Hillsborough, NC near the top of a small mountain, surrounded by trees.

Glaser has edited three anthologies, including Come Celebrate with Me, a memorial tribute to Lucille Clifton (2011), and has published eight collections of his own work, including Disrupting Consensus which won the 2008 Teacher’s Voice chapbook competition, The Threshold of Light, winner of the 2019 Bright Hills Press publication award, and most recently, Elemental Things, a winner of the Poetry Box chapbook competition for 2022.

He served as co-editor of the Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton  (BOA, 2012), writes poetry reviews for The Friends Journal and co-leads retreats which embrace the reading and writing of poetry as a means of self-reflection and personal growth.  More at www.michaelsglaser.com.



Kate Lassman’s new poetry collection, “Dawn Anyway” (New Bay Books, February 2022) can be described as “nature poetry with spiritual underpinnings”.

Sometimes observational, sometimes ekphrastic, her poems emphasize the life and beauty and hope that remain in the world despite the terrible realities that fill the news.

Her work has appeared in such journals as “The Avocet”, “Time of Singing”, and CSM’s “Connections”. 

She has also contributed ekphrastic poems at artistic collaboration exhibits at the Calvert Library and the CalvArt Gallery in Prince Frederick, Maryland, and at the Mattawoman Creek Art Center in Marbury, Maryland.

Two of her poems were included in the anthology “Pax: an Anthology of Southern Maryland Poetry” (Wineberry Press, 2019).  She is currently an instructor of English and writing tutor at CSM.

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