A Language the Land is Inventing- Poetry Reading with Ann A. Philips and Henry Crawford
Come to The Potter's House for a poetry reading from Ann Philips and Henry Crawford See below for more details about their work!
In “A Language the Land Is Inventing”, poet Ann Philips comes near to inventing a language herself, one brimming with grace and empathy, capable of rendering the familiar sublime and the sublime familiar. She can conjure a resurrection with a single couplet: In the olive grove a man might sleep two thousand years/ and wake to find it spring and the olives ripening on their silvered leaves. A journey through these passionate poems will take you from Alaska to Galilee, from County Meath in Ireland to Audrain County in Missouri, and from present-day Dominican Republic to 1803 China, with frequent outings to Philip’s meditative home base, the sea.