Sunday, April 24, 2011

Rhapsody for lessons learned or remembered

Author: Georgia Ann Banks-MartinSeries: ---
Publisher: Plain View Press
Publication Date: November 1, 2010
How Recieved: For review

Georgia Banks-Martin walks us through an art gallery. We view art, which she has processed and questioned, through her lens: Lawrence, Monet, Van Gogh, Beardon, Sargent, Degas, to name a few of the artists. She challenges the reader to face slavery, grief, and joy, to feel the weight the South bears, to examine art across centuries for lessons. These poems revive what has been omitted in our history books-individual life stories. She uses sound, music and voice to make imagery pulse in these ekphrastic poems.

Very descriptive she paints a picture. But these poems to me are more personal rather then lessons learned. Of course there were those few in the beginning you just understood and you feel. She expresses that well. You feel the pain. It just flows through you as you read every word.

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