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Poetry & Pie in the Park
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Diane Glass & Pat Boddy | The Heart Hungers for Wildness
Location: Jay Spence Shelter in Greenwood Park
(4500 Grand Avenue – next door to Bergman Academy)
Gather at 5:00 for dessert-first tastings, while supplies last, and people-to-people time. Enjoy a short program of poetry reading at 5:30 by The Heart Hungers for Wildness author Diane Glass, eco-poet Pat Boddy, and additional invitees. Plan to enjoy the park, the company, and what’s left of the pie (if anything) immediately following.
The Heart Hungers for Wildness, Diane’s new book of poetry, recounts through verse a life well lived. Combining a writer’s appreciation for detail and a spiritual director’s ability to probe for depth, she brings new appreciation for experiences as diverse as ministering to people through soup-making to traversing Native American lands, as distinct as discovering the joys of grand mothering to sinking her feet into the soil of her native Iowa.
Diane Glass shares her own stories—through poetry, through memoir, through teaching. She also listens with compassion to the stories of others, helping them see the threads of wisdom, meaning, joy and loss that define a life. Whether she is rejoicing in the natural beauty of a prairie or dancing the rumba, Diane infuses that same energy and imagination into her writing, speaking to universal themes of longing, love and discovery. Her memoir, This Need to Dance: A Life of Rhythm and Resilience, recounts how growing up with spina bifida, addressing breast cancer and losing a stepson prepared her spiritually to guide others through life change and difficulty.
Pat Boddy is a writer, harpist, grandmother, and professional engineer whose work has focused on policy, planning and designing related to water quality and climate. She began her career as a journalist and continues to find work effective when it embraces many perspectives and keeps environmental justice in its sight.