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Reading and Conversation with Dale M. Kushner
September 24, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join us for coffee and a conversation with Dale M. Kushner about her new poetry collection, M, at Write On, Door County on Saturday, September 24 at 10 AM. This event is free but registration is required as space is limited. You can register here.
Dale M. Kushner’s new collection M testifies to the heroic dimensions of women’s lives. The urgent voices in these poems, including Mary Magdalene, Eve, the Virgin Mary, and women experiencing violence across centuries and continents, are bearers of the sacred into the profane world of history–of men and war. Addressing both personal and collective struggles through a series of dramatic monologues, the speakers explore both radical and tender moments that break through the myths perpetuated in the name of the feminine. Ultimately, these poems become an enduring map of how resilience is forged from suffering and how desire, loss, and struggle are the spiritual path to transformation.
Dale M. Kushner is a poet, essayist, novelist, and a longtime investigator of the intersection between the collective value of literature, archetypal psychology, and spirituality. In addition, she writes a monthly blog for the Pyschology Today website, “Transcending the Past.” Her debut novel, The Conditions of Love, was published by Grand Central in 2013. Her essay, “In Extremis: Jung’s Descent into the Language of Self,” is included in Jung’s Red Book for Our Time: Searching for Soul Under Postmodern Conditions, Vol 4. Dale lives with her husband Burt in Madison, Wisconsin. She has just completed her second novel, The Lie of Forgetting, which explores how the unspoken intergenerational traumas of the past shape our lives.