Written by Danielle Couture
Willimantic, Conn. - American poet Baron Wormser will present "Thoreau's Legacy" at 3 p.m. on Oct. 23 in Science 301 as part of Eastern Connecticut State University's University Hour series.
For more than 23 years, Baron Wormser lived "off the grid" with his family in the Maine woods. Like Thoreau, Wormser sought to "live deliberately" and "confront the essential facts of life." In an age that increasingly defines itself by technological progress, Thoreau's legacy emphasizes the gifts of inwardness, simple living and connection to the natural world.
Wormser will speak to his experiences in the Maine woods and read from his memoir "The Road Washes Out in Spring: A Poet's Memoir of Living Off-the-Grid" and from his poetry collections.