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Nadine Boughton Reading
and Book Launch

December 12, 2021 · 3:00 pm4:00 pm

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book cover of "In the Lap of Night: Selected Poems 1990–2020" by Nadine Boughton

Matthew Swift Gallery is delighted to present Nadine Boughton reading from her new book of poems on Sunday, December 12th, 2021, at 3pm. She will read for about 45 minutes and remain to sign books, which will be available for the first time at this event.

Please use the RSVP form below to indicate your attendence, which also allows us to contact you in the event of an unexpected change. The audience is limited to 50 persons. If your plans change, please let us know by calling the Gallery or replying to your RSVP confirmation email, so that your seats can be offered to others.

Change of policy: Masks are required to attend this event.

Qualities which distinguish Nadine Boughton’s accomplished visual art find compelling expression in her poetry: insight into eras and cultures, an awareness of the sensual body, and a keen alertness to loss. Beneath their memorable images and narratives, these poems—Nadine’s “pockets of pollen”—speak of renewal, earned with the light of honest observation and the selflessness of empathy.

Matthew Swift
Director, Matthew Swift Gallery

Fierce and graceful, these poems are a strand of crystalline lakes set in deep green forest, revealing with exquisite clarity intimate moments in the poet’s life. We are brought to edges of surprise, laughter, raw astonishment, and tenderness. Nadine’s work is delightfully accessible and simultaneously deep beyond measure.

Sage Magdalene
Soul Initiation Guide, Animas Valley Institute

In the Lap of Night is a poetic oracle, a sensory tapestry of life from crowning to croning. Nadine’s collection, gathered from thirty years of writing, is a murmuration of starlings weaving back on itself to revisit threads of life again and again. It is like a Cooper’s Hawk on the roof pinnacle, with an expansive view of the yard yet tuned to small movements in any corner.

Annie Powell
Author, Facilitator of Living from Your Light

Nadine Boughton is a poet, collage artist, educator, and coach. Her work is grounded in her study of spiritual traditions, the iconography of the Feminine, and careers as a psychotherapist, photographer, and writer. Nadine has presented her poetry at universities, libraries, conferences, and writing centers. Her visual work is represented by Matthew Swift Gallery in Gloucester MA. Nadine lives in Gloucester with her husband.