In a Fine Frenzy Rolling: Poems Between Heaven and Earth


The poet’s eye, in a fine frenzy rolling,

Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven;

And as imagination bodies forth

The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen

Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing

A local habitation and a name.

(Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Poems and songs make invisible things visible, and intangible things touchable, by means of an essential playfulness, a keen curiosity, and a thirst for mystery.

This delightful evening features the poems and perspectives of four fine talents: Michael Dennis Browne, two-time Minnesota Book Award winner; Sharon Chmielarz, the 2012 Jane Kenyon prize winner; Laura MacKenzie, a recognized master folk artist; and Angela Shannon, author of Singing the Bones Together.

Come with your thirst for mystery.

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Location: Benedictine Center

Address: St. Paul's Monastery 2675 Benet Road Saint Paul, MN 55108

Date & Time Details: Thurs., Nov. 9, 7-8:30p

  • $25.00 – Program Price

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