Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Bridging Writers Event


   National Poetry Month 

 Monday, April 3, 2017
 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Thayer Memorial Library

    Christian Reifsteck – Turning Turf

ITurning Turf, poet and photographer, Christian Reifsteck, considers themes of  decay, rupture, and sacrilege, suturing, healing, and grace within the framework of the Irish practice of harvesting turf. In Ireland, harvesting turf has traditionally involved cutting sod from the bog, laying it out to dry and turning it periodically,  and then burning it for fuel. The poems and photographs in this impassioned collection guide the reader into the depths of life and soul to cut, turn, dry, and  eventually burn the turf contained deep within us.

 Christian Reifsteck’s work has appeared in numerous journals both online and in  print. He holds a Master of Arts in English from the University of Vermont and teaches in Massachusetts. Turning Turf is his first book.

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