With this fascinating synthesis of word and image, internationally renowned photographer B.A. Van Sise offers a visually stimulating anthology that will enchant lovers of both poetry and photography. At times whimsical, surreal, challenging, enigmatic, joyful and sobering, these portraits— running adjacent to poems by each of their subjects—highlight some of the most influential poets of our time and celebrate creativity as only these poets in collaboration with Van Sise could convey. Children of Grass is also a timely homage to Walt Whitman—of whom Van Sise is a relative—and his masterpiece, "Leaves of Grass," during this, the 200th anniversary of his birth. Children of Grass, will, like the work of its literary grandfather, stand as a lasting tribute to the vitality and creativity that flourishes in our country.
|Publisher:||Schaffner Press, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||11.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
A frequent contributor to Buzzfeed, B.A. Van Sise is also a travel and features photographers. He has been a staffer for Newsday and AOL CityGuide, and his work has been featured on the cover of the New York Times, on PBS NewsHour, and on NPR. A number of his portraits are in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian. Mary-Louise Parker is an American actress and author of the bestselling memoir Dear Mr. You. She has also written for such publications as Esquire, Riveter,The Bust, and Bullet. Parker is best known for film and television roles in Grand Canyon, the play Proof (for which she won a Tony Award in 2001), and The West Wing (for which she won an Emmy).