Kari Tauring’s “The Day Begins at Sunset” poetry collection release party in Green Bay

Thursday, April 20, 2023 – 6pm
Lion’s Mouth Bookstore, 211 N. Washington St, 
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301
More info: lionsmouthbookstore.com

About the Author

Kari Tauring

Kari Tauring is a Nordic root musician, cultural educator, and spiritual leader from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Raised in a Norwegian American extended family, Kari began studying runes and Norse mythology, cosmology, and metaphysics in 1988. She pioneered the Nordic root spiritual system called Völva Stav in 2003.

In 2007 she released her first rune book and published a manual for Völva Stav to accompany her workshops in 2010. A second edition of the rune book was published in 2016 and bears the name, “The Runes: A Deeper Journey.” It is accompanied by an iPhone app of the same name. While many of her original poems dot the landscape of three Nordic musical recordings (Nykken and Bear, 2014 and the double album Ljos and Svart, 2016) “The Day Begins at Sunset” is her first volume of poetry to be published.

About the Book

“The Day Begins at Sunset” is a collection of poetry that began as a promise to a cohort of Patreon supporters. What was to be a year-long study of the  Primstav, the Old Norwegian calendar stick that blends pre-Christian agricultural practices with newly imposed church days became a lifeline to mark the days of the global pandemic and racial justice uprisings in Minneapolis. This study and the poetry became for Ms. Tauring, “…a rudder in an uncertain sea, a stability of time in uncertain times.”

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