Brattleboro Literary Festival 2022 Brattleboro Literary Festival 2022

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Bridges & Juxtapositions— Meg Kearney & Steven Cramer
Meg Kearney
Meg Kearney
All Morning the Crows

In All Morning the Crows, Meg Kearney draws on her acute powers of observation, a lively curiosity and her gift for gorgeous imagery to take us on a journey of personal exploration, discovery, and reconciliation. These surprising poems bring together the parallel but discreet worlds of human beings and birds, which talk to each other across the gulf between them. 

Steven Cramer’s Listen generates scores of illuminating juxtapositions: the privacy of a son’s shower-aria and the public lies spewed by the demagogue; what Martin Luther, The Thinker, and Charmin have in common; Renaissance garb—the stomacher, pincnets—wrapped in a headline announcing the moon-landing, to name just a few.