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"Do You Expect Your Art to Answer?" is a collection of ekphrastic poems that explores the world of art and our relationship to it. Born from an experience at the Whitney Biennial (New York), at which an artist, in a room she had created in the museum, challenged an abusive patron using the question raised in the title, the collection explores the idea that art and human beings are in constant conversation with each other, whether or not we are using language. Inspired by art she has seen both abroad and in the U.S., as well as works of literature and other artefacts, Peterson investigates the ways in which we are absent from or present in each other's lives.
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About the Author
Laurel S. Peterson is a Professor of English at Norwalk Community College. Her poetry has been published in many small literary journals. She has two poetry chapbooks, That's the Way the Music Sounds (Finishing Line Press) and Talking to the Mirror (The Last Automat Press), and a mystery novel, Shadow Notes (Barking Rain Press). Peterson coedited an essay collection, (Re)Interpretations: The Shapes of Justice in Women's Experience (Cambridge Scholars Publishing). She is currently serving as the poet laureate of Norwalk, Connecticut.