Hannah Fries reading at the Women's Interfaith Institute

Poetry editor and associate editor Hannah Fries of Orion Magazine delighted her listeners last night with a series of poems about women like Noah’s wife, or the Oracle at Delphi, who have come down to us through history and myth as unnamed traces of women who lived, loved and left their mark.

In Hannah’s imagination, such women have been like spring bulbs planted beneath rocks, trying courageously but often fruitlessly to push their way up into the light.

Through her clear, powerful poetry, they found their way into the sunshine, and brought all of us with them.

If you’d like to read Hannah’s poem “Pygmalion’s Girl,” you can find it here at Mead Magazine.