Portland writer, Elyse Fenton, shares her most recent book of poetry, Sweet Insurgent, with a pop-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries.
Fenton is paired with Marines Landing on the Beach by N.C. Wyeth; found in the Wyeth family exhibit, floor 2, gallery 209. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.
Poetry. Women’s Studies. Elyse Fenton’s follow-up to her critically acclaimed first book furthers the great themes of women in wartime. From intimate meditations on birthing, motherhood, and parenting in a time of war, to its explorations of the frank and grave matters surrounding a life lived while a lover is off fighting a war, these lush poems of the human interior always put themselves in harm’s way, for there the poet finds the truest meanings. Sweet Insurgent, winner of the Alice Fay di Castagnola Prize, is a book of vivid and crushing lyric poems, each one landing like a mortar to the earth.