Small Stone #22


I walked through a room of music created by 70 Zebra Finches landing on a dozen electric guitars set upright, so when the finches land on the strings, which they do almost constantly, notes play.  Céleste Boursier-Mougenot created this sonic installation, from here to ear, currently at the Peabody Essex Museum.  It was a day awash in unbridled creativity, small stones and big rolling over and over in me and through me, settling in unexpected corners, waiting to pop up in my path again, undoubtedly in some poems.


About Grace Mattern

Grace Mattern is a poet, writer, mother, grandmother, partner, friend, family member, gardener, triathlete, hiker and for 30 years was the Executive Director of the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. She resigned her position at the Coalition on June 15, 2011 in order to concentrate on her writing, while continuing to engage in the movement to end violence against women as a consultant and advisor. Her chapbook Fever of Unknown Origin was published in 2001 and her full-length poetry book The Truth About Death was published in 2012.
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