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Color and Line
It’s been said, to be an artist is to feel everything more deeply than most people; this includes the lovely as well as the ugly. Carole Mertz’s ekphrastic collection, Color and Line, amply demonstrates this. Ekphrasis not only “describes” the art from which the poem is drawn, but more importantly, the poet invests herself emotionally and artistically in the total edifice ...more
Paperback, 74 pages
Published January 2nd 2021 by Kelsay Books
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Jan 12, 2021 Rebecca rated it liked it
“Ekphrastic” was a new vocabulary word for me – or, if I’d heard it before, I needed a reminder. It refers to poetry written to describe or respond to artworks. Many of Carole Mertz’s poems, especially in the first section, attest to her love of the visual arts. This is the Ohio church organist’s first full-length collection after the 2019 chapbook Toward a Peeping Sunrise and extensive publication in literary magazines. She was inspired by art ranging in date from 1555 to 2019. “Come Share a Gl ...more