A Portrait in Green: selected poems of James Mackie

A Portrait in Green: selected poems of James Mackie

by James Mackie


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It's all about the moment.
In this collection, the author chronicles his journey from living in the fast pace chaos of inner city Richmond, VA, to the quietness and bucolic setting of a log cabin in Bowling Green, VA where he lives today - Just a few scant miles in distance, but worlds away. But, as is said:No matter where you go; there you are. It becomes obvious that during this period, the poetic spirit follows him along, or perhaps it leads him along - ever searching - ever learning - ever healing and being healed - looking for what the moment has to offer.As James has said: "A life without reflection is a life without meaning. Poetry is not so much the words on paper, but a reflection of who we are in this very moment".
Inspired by many poets, saints, and sages, James mixes his unique blend of structured and free verse, and even throws in a sonnet or two, to paint for us A Portrait in Green.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781463706357
Publisher: CreateSpace
Publication date: 07/14/2011
Pages: 98
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

James Mackie has a Masters degree in English from the University of New Mexico, and a Masters degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. His awards and grants include the American Academy of Poets from UNM, the Poets-in-the-Schools program in New Mexico, and the Wurlitzer Foundation Grant. He is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and works as the Mental Health Therapist at the Rappahannock Regional Jail in Stafford, Virginia.

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