Athena Kildegaard
Athena Kildegaard
Poet Athena Kildegaard, who will teach at Luther College in January, wrote a love poem every day for a year.

That labor of love resulted in her recent book, "Cloves & Honey." Kildegaard, who is a lecturer at the University of Minnesota, Morris, will share her remarkable poems in a reading at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall on the Luther campus.

The reading is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Her volume, "Bodies of Light," was a finalist in 2011 for the Minnesota Book Award, and she has received grants from the Lake Region Arts Council and the Minnesota State Arts Board. She also received the 2011 LRAC/McKnight Fellowship.

According to Garrison Keillor's "Common Good Books" website, Kildegaard's poems "breathe new perspectives to time-honored themes-the deepening of love within a marriage, wonder at beauty of the natural world-with brevity, tenderness and wit."