Happy New Year – Join us for some performance poetry in 2017 that will shake you to tears and laughter.

“Poetry arises from the desire to get beyond the finite and historical – the human world of violence and difference – and to reach the transcendent or divine” (Ben Lerner – The Hatred of Poetry).

What takes us above and beyond? Why is poetry turned to in moments of high emotion, grief and jubilation? Mike Garry’s poetry gathers in the details, wraps a comforting arm around our collective shoulders and says quietly and firmly in our ears – this is how it is, this is life, and death, and this is how we will carry on through it all.

Come and see Mike and the Cassia String Quartet to kick our 2017 schedule off as they will reach for the divine and the transcendent at the Wightman Theatre on February 11th.