Meet the woman behind the words

Come and enjoy an evening of poetry with poet and essayist Arra Lynn Ross on Aug.  11 at 6 pm at the Cheboygan Area Public Library.

Come and enjoy an evening of poetry with poet and essayist Arra Lynn Ross on Aug. 11 at 6 pm at the Cheboygan Area Public Library. Published by Milkweed Editions, Arra Lynn’s latest book “Day of the Child” examines the unique emotions and energies of a mother and son’s relationship. It is a “tender, generous and generative extended poem centered on the experience of parenthood.”

Arra Lynn’s first book of poetry, “Seedlip and Sweet Apple” utilizes extensive historical research to thematically bring to life the voice of Mother Ann Lee, the founder of the Shaker religion in colonial America. As described by Milkweed Editions, her debut work is “Broadly and inclusively spiritual … capture[ing] the ineffable experience of ecstatic vision, activating the progression from literal reality to heightened perception.”

"Day of the Child" by Arra Lynn Ross

Born on a rural commune in Minnesota, Arra Lynn attended Macalester College and earned a Ph.D from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She also taught creative writing at Saginaw Valley State University. She has had numerous poems and essays published in works such as the “Iowa Review,” “Poets.org,” “Passages North” and “Fourth Genre,” among others.

At the Cheboygan Area Public Library’s Meet the Poet event with Arra Lynn Ross on Aug. 11, you will be able to meet the woman behind the words, hear about her life and writing experiences, and enjoy a reading of her poetry. The event is free and open to the community.

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