Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Salt Fragrance of Depths and Distances


Another kind review of The Painting of You, the first volume in my Author’s Press Series, was posted this afternoon by poet, teacher, and literary observer Joe Hutchison as part of an entry that also includes a welcome introduction to Rachel Barbe’s award-winning chapbook, Addressing 30: A Timeline, and two impressive samples of her work.

About the living and writing of my book, Joe is quite right: “The saying of it is a lonely thing.” But it is also a thing of joy, and for as long as I can remember, the two have gone hand in hand.

3 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Writing is lonely work, as Joe Hutchinson suggests, but the end product in the from of a book can well be a thing of joy. It lives on forever, well after we are gone.

William Michaelian said...

And I do like the way books have lives and destinies of their own. Once they exist, we have to let them go.

ALeks said...

The same with paintings,as with the ones we love,we have to let them go.
So writing and painting is same as life,death and the very nature of things.any way if you are good at it.
Im of to read the review,
Aleksandra