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Turn of Phrase: Conversations Between a Poet and Bassist

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Celebrate National Poetry Month by experiencing a poetry reading enhanced by a musical response! Heather and Chris will highlight a few poetic forms and demonstrate the process of their call and response. Join them live as the two exchange a serene dialogue perfectly paired with a relaxing spring afternoon.

About the Performers

Heather Grant is a poet and writer. Her debut poetry collection Where All Is Brought To Light was published July, 2023. She has published two chapbooks and contributed poems to various journals and anthologies.  Heather has given poetry readings at the Canal Street Gallery in Wash., DC; Divergent Arts Poetry Series, Phoenix, AZ; the former Stacey’s Coffee House in Falls Church with Irish singer, Connie McKenna, and other venues. Her poetry collection will be available for purchase at the event and is also available on Amazon.

Chris Kosky has been playing Double Bass and Electric Bass for more than 40 years and loves playing a variety of musical styles, as well as collaborating with poets and performance artists. Chris was a member of The United States Air Force Band from 1993-2015, and currently enjoys freelancing and teaching in the Washington, D.C. area. She is the author of a Double Bass method book called The Thumb Transition Zone.