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.