Midwinter Day

“I write this love as all transition

As if I’m in instinctual flight”

Celebrating 40 years of Bernadette Mayer’s Midwinter Day

40 years of Midwinter Day: December 22nd, 2018.

A solstice-holiday poetry ritual.

For this year’s winter solstice, with the full moon in Cancer, the sign of the home, poets around the world will be reading Bernadette Mayer’s classic poem Midwinter Day.

Contemporary poets have a ritual of reading on this day Mayer’s epic ode to the daily ritual divided in six parts: dreams, morning, noontime, afternoon, evening and night.

Tender Buttons Press will be organising & listing events in the US. @TenderButtonsPress (Insta) and @TendHerButtons (Twitter) will celebrate live in Albany with Bernadette.

Zarf Poetry will be reading at Category Is Books in Glasgow, 7pm, December 22nd 2018.

Read an extract from Midwinter Day here.

#MidwinterDay #BernadetteMayer #PoetrySolstice

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