Join us in the Readings Gallery for an afternoon of poetry by celebrated songwriter and poet, Marie Eaton!
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On Following the Line:
Poems in this collection were written between March 2020 and March 2022, sparked by prompts offered in a daily virtual writing collective. Some poems address the emotional terrain of the pandemic, but others wander down other paths, including family, politics, and the natural world.
On What Falls Away is Always:
This collection of poems charts the journey through a year of loss and grief after a beloved brother’s tragic accident and subsequent death. Although the poems recount a deeply personal story, they also resonate with themes of loss, love of family, and the paradox of what falls away and what survives after the death of a loved one.
During her teaching career at Fairhaven College, Marie Eaton’s writing took many forms – creative non-fiction stories to gather in memories of earlier years, songs to capture images or emotions, laments for our sweet planet, academic research papers, and proposals to inspire us to create a palliative community of excellence. Most of her previous creative work has been as a songwriter, marrying melody and lyric, but recently she has found a new voice in poetry. She was the recipient of the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest Walk Award in 2018 and 2021, has been published in Whatcom Watch, and recently was included in the Empty Bowl Press 2021 collection Keep a Green Bough: Voices from the Heart of Cascadia.
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