Please join us for an evening of poetry, Thursday, March 15, at 7, featuring two of our celebrated local poets: Madeline Tiger and Carole Stone.
Madeline Tiger explores the powerlessness and the strength of girlhood with scrupulous attention to detail. In From The Viewing Stand she is the child observer, bewildered and sometimes hurt by events and adults around her. In each poem she deftly captures a tone of both innocence and experience –how the child feels, what the adult knows. Like “The Weeping Cherry Tree,” the poems in this memoir-like collection both “weep” and “burst”.—Jessica G. De Koninck
…from early childhood to young adulthood, to the mature poet immersed in the solace-making of her poem’s words: where the child and finally, we, her readers, are brought to bear witness to what it is to be kept at a distance from any natural familial warmth. Where the only antidote is to bring us back from the viewing stand into the heart’s dark undertow of poems always pulling on us, always about to take us under, far from any safe shore. Here the child, through the poet she becomes, learns her craft, her irony’s survival skills, even “… how good it feels / to be all alone in the sun in the deep cold.” —Robert Murphy
Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 7:00pm
54 Fairfield St.