Spontaneous Poetry Reading & Book Signing at Rock Garden

Celebrate Earth Day at Rock Garden in Branford, Sunday, April 22, 12:30 – 3:30pm

On Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, Rock Garden in Branford will host author and naturalist Jen Payne for a spontaneous poetry reading and book signing featuring her book Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind. From 12:30 to 3:30pm, the author will sign books and read poems upon request from this curious collection of poetry that Rita Kowats of Spirituality Without Borders called “Truth and beauty delivered in wide-eyed wonder by a heart passionately in love with nature.”

Come listen to the Evidence of Flossing poems that are, at their heart, love poems to the something greater within all of us. Inspired by Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and Mary Oliver, they explore the essence of spiritual ecology: the human condition juxtaposed to the natural world and the possibility of divine connection. Its pages are illustrated by an absurd and heartbreaking assortment of original and vintage color photographs, including a series of discarded dental flossers that prompted the title of the book.

Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind follows on the heels of Payne’s 2014 well-received book LOOK UP! Musings on the Nature of Mindfulness, and continues a dialogue about our innate connection with nature. Both books will be available at the event, which is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Both books will be available at the event, which is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Rock Garden is located at 17 South Main Street, Branford, CT.

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