Friday, September 17th, 2021, 7pm EST. Online only, via Zoom. Registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/166339563111
Former NH Poet Laureate (2014-2019) Alice B Fogel visit Gibson's Bookstore virtually to present her newest volume of verse, Nothing But.
She is joined in her reading by her friend and fellow poet, L.R. Berger, whose newest work, Indebted to Wind, was newly released in August.
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Nothing But reveals the disruptions-welcome or unsettling-to our stream of consciousness that occur when we encounter the unexplainable. In these poems, such suspensions of linear thought become a beckoning toward transcendence, an opening both deeper into, and out beyond, our perceptions in an otherwise prescribed world.
Poetry. The wind in these eloquent, elegant, tensile poems is present as spirit, of course; as spirit it can manifest as the longing or fate of the body (it expires), as intellectual momentum (it inspires), as power for social justice (it aspires). In all these modes, L.R. Berger both controls the energy as form, and honors the charge of the moment'--perception by brilliant perception, breath by mortal breath.--Stephen Tapscot