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Art :: Poetry
Poetry Performance with GennaRose Nethercott
6:00 PM
Country Bookshelf
Poetry Performance with GennaRose Nethercott for The Lumberjack’s Dove, Tuesday, April 2nd at 6pm at the Country Bookshelf

In her debut narrative poem The Lumberjack’s Dove GennaRose Nethercott, 2017 National Poetry Series Winner, brings to bear an enchanting fabulist sensibility in her haunting story of a woodsman who cuts his hand off with an axe-only to watch it shapeshift into a dove. This dramatic reading includes an intricate shadow-puppetry crankie box, animating segments of the text through 60 feet of scrolling, panoramic hand-cut paper images.

Nethercott’s striking inciting image gives way to what Pulitzer Prize-winner and former Poet Laureate Louise Glück calls “a meditation on attachment, on loss, on transformation.” Far from representing just an event of pain and loss in the body, this incident spirals outward to explore countless facets of being human, prompting profound reflections on sacrifice and longing, time and memory, and finally-considering the act of storytelling itself.
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Country Bookshelf
Address: 28 W Main St Bozeman, Montana 59715
Phone: 4065870166

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