april, 2019

Author Luncheon at Bernard's

04apr12:00 pm2:00 pmAuthor Luncheon at Bernard'sBernard's and Sarah's Wine Bar

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Bernard’s welcomes Pamela Hart author of Mothers Over Nangarhar as part of their Author Luncheon Series on Thursday, April 4 at 12:00 pm.

Prix Fix Luncheon $35 – appetizer, entrée, dessert, author discussion, book signing. Book sold separately by Books on the Common.

(Beverages, tax & 20% service charge additional).

Make your reservation online here or call 203-438-8282.

PAMELA HART is the author of the award-winning collection, MOTHERS OVER NANGARHAR, published by Sarabande Books. She is writer-in-residence at the Katonah Museum of Art where she manages and teaches an arts-in-education program. She received the Brian Turner Literary Arts Prize in poetry in 2016. She was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowship as well as a fellowship from the SUNY Purchase College Writers Center.

Toadlily Press published her chapbook, The End of the Body. She is a teaching artist in the schools and lives in North Salem, New York. She is a poetry editor for the Afghan Women’s Writing Project and for As You Were: The Military Review.

Mothers Over Nangarhar is an unusual and powerful war narrative, focusing less on the front lines of combat and more on the home front, a perspective our American cultural canon has largely ignored after 222 years at war. In her stunning poetry debut, Pamela Hart concentrates on the fears and psychological battles suffered by parents, lovers, and friends during a soldier’s absence and return home, if indeed there’s a return. With honest grit and compassionate imagination, Hart describes her own experience having a son overseas, incorporating lyric meditations, photography, news articles, support group meetings, family interviews, oral histories, and classic literature to construct a documentary-style narrative very much situated in the now.

Blending reality with absurdism and guided openly by a Calvino kind of logic, Hart reveals to us a crucial American point of view. An unusual and powerful war narrative told in poetry, focusing on the psychological battles suffered by parents, lovers, and friends on the home front.  


(Thursday) 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Bernard's and Sarah's Wine Bar

20 West Lane, Ridgefield CT 06877


Bernard's and Sarah's Wine Bar

Phone: (203) 438-8282 20 West Lane, Ridgefield CT

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