//2/20/19: Poetry & Live Shadow Puppetry: GennaRose Nethercott’s The Lumberjack’s Dove | SF – FREE

2/20/19: Poetry & Live Shadow Puppetry: GennaRose Nethercott’s The Lumberjack’s Dove | SF – FREE

GennaRose Nethercott discusses her new collection, The Lumberjack’s Dove with Miriam Bird Greenberg. Also featuring live shadow puppetry.

“Serious art does not need to be weighty or explicitly topical. It can be, as it is here, apparently as light as a feather: The Lumberjack’s Dove is, in its manner, a folktale; it is also a meditation on attachment, on loss, on transformation. Like its less humble relatives, myth and parable, it is pithy, magical, its many insights, its cautions and clarifications, unfolding in a chain of brief scenes and koan-like revelations. This is a book of unexpected lightness and buoyancy, as necessary in our tense period as the more urgent confrontations.” -Louise Gluck

A boldly original and visceral debut collection from the winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series Competition, selected by Louise Gluck. Inflected with the uncanny enchantment of modern folklore and animated by the sly shifting of points-of-view, The Lumberjack’s Dove is wise, richly textured poetry from a boundlessly creative new voice.