Poetry Reading: Elizabeth Cunningham - "So Ecstasy Can Find You"

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

This event will be held at Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.

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In her third collection of poems, novelist Elizabeth Cunningham leads us on an intimate journey into forest and mountain, garden and dream, along a hidden stream bed and beside a friend’s deathbed. She also explores poetic form, drawing inspiration from ghazal, haiku, tanka, and song lyric. Eye and ear are equally important to Cunningham; her images are rich, her rhythms, sure. By turns wry and tender, awed and amused, the collection displays the emotional range of a writer whose questions have led her on a quest, whether it is following blue trail markers along a cliff or confronting her own aging and death. These poems are grounded (literally and figuratively)  in Cunningham’s ecstatic connection with the earth in all its strength, fragility and mystery.

“This luminous book of meditations on finding ecstasy brings us into the still spaces where inner and outer landscapes converge.” —Cristina Eisenberg, ecologist and author of
The Carnivore Way and The Wolf’s Tooth