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Wordsmiths Reading Series at Bucks with Martha McFerren

Friday, November 15, 2013

Where and When

Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Orangery

Contact: burskc@bucks.edu

Event Information

Martha McFerren’s Women in Cars won the 1992 Marianne Poetry Prize. A resident of New Orleans and graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program, she is the author of Get me Out of Here! (Wampeter Press), Contours of Ritual (Louisiana State University Press) Delusions of a Popular Mind (New Orleans Poetry Journal Press, and most Archeology of Midnight (Pinyon Press).

McFerren looks for wisdom in the world around her, which includes the past and its narrative expression in myth. She profoundly feels that those before us were like us, that they mean something to us, even heavily wrapped in the enigmas of distant times and cultures. She asks, "How is the other like me?" And she seeks to discover what she doesn't know about herself and about the rest of us. She senses the mysteries in her own life and helps us see.

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