Math, Heaven, Time (CA)
MATH, HEAVEN, TIME is the lush, lyric and unabashedly beautiful debut from poet Mandy Kahn. A teeming corridor where characters from a Noël Coward play tire of eating oysters, where Alfred Stieglitz ruminates on Georgia O'Keeffe's hands, where a rooster crows for dawn all day, and where the consideration of simple things—common wheat, a renovated loft, couples that argue on reality TV—rises to the level of exhalation, of prayer.
Mandy Kahn is the 2019-2020 PRS Artist-in-Residence and isauthor of two collections of poems. Her poetry is included in The Best American Poetry 2018 and was featured in former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser’s newspaper column American Life in Poetry, and she’s been interviewed by BBC Radio and read at Cambridge University. She frequently collaborates with composers to create new works that combine verse and classical music; she’s made several pieces with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid and was a librettist for Yuval Sharon’s acclaimed opera Hopscotch.