Local poet Sarah Rose Nordgren reads from her newest collection of poems, Darwin’s Mother.
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In Darwin’s Mother, curious beasts are excavated in archeological digs, Charles Darwin’s daughter describes the challenges of breeding pigeons, and a forest of trees shifts and sighs in its sleep. With a keen sense of irony that rejects an anthropocentric worldview and an imagination both philosophical and playful, the poems in this collection are marked by a tireless curiosity about the intricate workings of life, consciousness, and humanity’s place in the universe.
Sarah Rose Nordgren
Sarah Rose Nordgren a poet, essayist, and intermedia artist. Her first poetry collection, Best Bones, won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize from University of Pittsburgh Press, and her poems and essays appear widely in national journals such as Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, and American Poetry Review. Nordgren is currently a doctoral candidate in poetry at the University of Cincinnati and an Associate Editor for 32 Poems.