Cathryn Hankla Great Bear & Galaxies & Cheryl Pallant Her Body Listening
Cathryn Hankla Great Bear & Galaxies
Great Bear - her eighth collection of poetry in which she addresses the workings and ravages of time in a suite of poems situated on the islands of Malta. These meditations deliver us to the body's permutations through time and art's capacity to both see the moment and reach beyond it. She will also read from her new book Galaxies: a spiritual pilgrimage, a sequence sending up an alarm for the earth, inviting the read to walk a path to the heart’s center.
Cheryl Pallant Her Body Listening
The newest collection by poet Cheryl Pallant, is a poetic reflection of her final year in training as a Healing Touch practitioner. Poems grounded in the energetic body and written with rhythmic word associations reflect somatic wisdom and a deep listening tied to earth and spirit. Each poem evokes an awareness of healing and the subtle energies coursing through the body. Her style is reminiscent of the language play of Gertrude Stein and the jazz improvisations of John Coltrane. The poems urge a meditative presence with one’s body and a recognition of the poetic slipperiness of language.