Prize-Winning Poet David Keplinger to Read Poem About One of Dumbarton’s Stained Glass Windows


Dumbartonians like to think that all our Adult Educations sessions are special, but this one features a hymnic poem the church commissioned as part of its 250th Anniversary celebration.  Our guest is David Keplinger, Professor of Literature at American University and prize-winning author of seven poetry collections. On Sunday, April 10, he will talk about the piece, “Looking through your Window,” as well as poems from his most recent book, “The Long Answer."  For more on his career, prizes, and awards, click on

As a sneak preview, here's a link to his reading and discussion of a poem, "Composition for Three Voices:”   He says a friend describes it as “what we do to survive….and how we move on from trauma…”  Odds are that this poem, which speaks presciently to the war in Ukraine, will make you want to attend this Sunday’s Adult Ed.   Join us at ten in person or by Zoom, dialing 301-715-8592 and punching in Meeting ID: 823 2708 4830 and Passcode: 801277.