Poet Gennarose Nethercott will read from The Lumberjack's Dove, selected by Louise Glück as a winner of the National Poetry Series for 2017. The reading/performace will feature an intricate shadow-puppetry crankie box, animating segments of the text through 60 feet of scrolling, panoramic hand-cut paper images.
Nethercott will be joined for a short interview conducted by novelist and current Iowa Writers' Workshop student Kiley Reid.
Nethercott is also the lyricist behind the narrative song collection Modern Ballads, and is a Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellow. Her work has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, The Offing, and PANK, has she been a writer-in-residence at the Shakespeare & Company bookstore, Art Farm Nebraska, and The Vermont Studio Center. A born Vermonter, she tours nationally and internationally composing poems-to-order for strangers on a 1952 Hermes Rocket typewriter.