Under the Oak (with Pan): Reading for the Earth: June 22, 2013, 4:30 pm.

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Under the Oak (with Pan): Reading for the Earth: June 22, 2013, 4:30 pm.

Poetry and art often are informed by that lively “denizen of the wild,” Pan.

That is certainly true of the works of poets Frances Hatfield, Naomi Lowinsky, and Leah Shelleda. Each’s work is a plumb bob into that pan state of daemōns, a rich liveliness beyond and below rationalism, in which all is one, whether that be in the natural world or the human psyche.

On June 22, I will be reading with these poets from my own work, Goatsong, a novel whose title translates from the Greek word for tragedy: tragōidia, tragos ‘goat’ +ōidē ‘song, ode.’ Losing contact with Pan is truly tragedy!

Our own reps of Pan (the goats) will in attendance as the reading follows Harms Vineyards and Lavender Fields Open House (10-4 pm). (Of course, having goats on hand always flirts with pandemonium!)

But we hope you will join us for verse and booksigning, refreshment and conversation, on Saturday, June 22, 4:30 pm. Directions: 3185 Dry Creek Road, Napa, CA 94558. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a hat. There is a short walk into the vineyard, but we will give rides to anyone who needs assistance.

Readings: Frances Hatfield: Rudiments of Flight, Wings Press, 2013.
Naomi Lowinsky: The Faust Woman Poems, Fisher King Press, 2013.
Leah Shelleda: The Book of Now: Poetry for the Rising Tide, Fisher King Press, 2012.
Patricia Damery: Goatsong, Fisher King Press, 2012.