Write On is happy to resume our collaboration with Midsummer’s Music, Poetry Meets Music. At one concert in each of Midsummer’s series offerings, a poet will read a poem written in response to a piece of music to be performed. Poets were given recordings in advance with no identifying information as to the title, composer, era, etc., and were asked not to look up this information. The result is a poem composed entirely in response to the emotions or memories the music evokes.
For tonight’s concert, we are pleased to present one of writers-in-residence, poet and essayist Anna Leahy. Tonight’s concert is Women To Be Heard with music by Ilse Fromm-Michaels, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, and Johanna Müller-Hermann. To order tickets, please visit Midsummer’s Music.
Anna Leahy‘s latest book is What Happened Was:. She is also the author of the nonfiction book Tumor and the poetry books Aperture and Constituents of Matter. She is co-author fo Generation Space and Conversing with Cancer. Her essays have won top prizes from the Mississippi Review, Los Angeles Review, Ninth Letter, and Dogwood. She directs the MFA in Creative Writing program at Chapman University, where she edits the international Tab Journal.