Prayers for Everyday Ancestors: THIS FRIDAY, 4/28 @ 5:30pm butterfly

Published: Apr 23, 2023

Prayers for Everyday Ancestors
Presented by Pilar Graham & Daniel Summerhill accompanied by Sound Healer Katie Koo

Friday, April 28, 2023 
5:30pm - 7:00pm 
About:  We walk a thin line between life and death, and to those who are near and dear to us, as we navigate these dichotomies. Prayers for Everyday Ancestors is a poetic and sound experience that explores the contrast as it relates to our everyday ancestry; prayer as both a petition and a device chronicling the many narratives that show up in our lives. The work shared will invite the audience to consider their own journeys and the ever-shifting nature of our human conditions.  

Prayers for Everyday Ancestors will feature work from CSUMB faculty, Pilar Graham, reading from her recently published work, Currents, as well as Daniel B. Summerhill, who will read work from his collection, Mausoleum of Flowers. Pilar and Daniel will be accompanied by CSUMB alumni, Katie Koo, who will be using singing and healing crystal bowls through this shared experience.
Pilar Christiana Graham’s poetry has been published in Sundog, Haunted Waters Press, Indent Literary Journal, Finishing Line Press, San Joaquin Review, In the Grove, and Blackberry. Her collection of poems titled, Currents was released in December. Published essays have included Essay Daily, The Boiler: A Journal of New Literature, Poetry Midwest, and Pithead Chapel Press. Published literary interviews include The California Journal of Women Writers. Graham has served as a literary editor and a judge for local and national competitions. She received her MFA in Poetry from CSU Fresno and teaches at CSU Monterey Bay and Fresno City College. 
Daniel B. Summerhill is a Poet, Performer and CSUMB Assistant Professor of poetry/social action and composition, who was selected as the inaugural poet laureate for Monterey County. His collection Divine, Divine, Divine was published in 2021 and Mausoleum of Flowers was released April 2022. His work has had him traveling & performing across the United States and over four continents connecting people of all ages to the world of poetry.  
This event is FREE. No registration required. Light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome. 

Library services are not available during the event.
Sponsored by PGPL Friends and Foundation with support from the Whitney Latham-Lechich Trust. 

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