Join us for our monthly poetry night, The Ferguson. Our featured reader for February is Elisabeth Farrell, author of most recently, Earlier Heaven. After the featured reader, the floor is open for you to share. Please bring one or two poems.
About Earlier Heaven:
"Who is this happy family, this earlier heaven? In this collection, Farrell insists that it's not just our immediate relations, living and dead, and our interconnectedness with pines, turtles, mill workers, ancestors, ghosts--but also our dreams as they push up against reality. Reading these poems, we fuse with the natural world: a rotted tree, an empty womb; a maple leaf, a hand with "indecipherable lines;" beets, "a clump/of hearts buried." Hollow-bone delicate, yet distilled and strong, these poems will stay with you and shine "like bones tossed into blackness/for a dog too lazy to fetch."" -- Kendra Tanacea, author of A Filament Burns in Blue Degrees
About Elisabeth Farrell:
Elisabeth Farrell lives with her husband and daughter in southern Maine. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Bennington College, where she was a Jane Kenyon scholar. Her poems have appeared in journals including North American Review, The Fourth River, Literary Mama, The Sow's Ear Poetry Review, and elsewhere.