In the pairing of poet Carol Aronoff and artist Betsie Miller-Kusz, earth, sky, body, and spirit become companions of the reader on the journey toward greater understanding of the universe and the self. Dreaming Earth's Body is the perfect experience of ekphrasis in which the sapphired cloak of Aronoff's words and the promiseful guardian figure of Miller-Kusz form an embrace, offering solace and sanctuary.
-Andrea L. Watson, co-editor, Collecting Life: Poets on Objects
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Dreaming Earth's Body, so appropriately titled, is a vessel of inspired imagery from two perfectly matched artists. Carol Alena Aronoff's poems subtly link the heart of love, the heart of nature and the heart of memory. Images of creation, gestation, rebirth and other transformations express an acute connection to the realm of "source." The great guardian figure of Betsie Miller-Kusz' paintings resides in this source realm, interceding between earth and spirit. She comes from the fire of transformation and brings the colors of life, also evident in Aronoff's work, to nature's voice. In perfect unison, the works of these two artists fuse to make a sum greater than its parts.
-Donna J Caulton, Taos, NM, painter and printmaker
Dreaming Earth's Body is a luminous collection of poems and paintings, a spirit-quest that seeks the tension between creation and destruction and choices we must make for peace, for harmony. These artful works explore a duality of self and dream-self and the spiritual tie we have with a universe rushing toward Somethingness, as the veins of a maple leaf mark a trail toward living. Aronoff writes in "Dark Waters," You can spend a whole life skirting/around small upheavals,/surrendering any hint of bliss/for the safety of apparent order. From that place beyond ordinary knowing, this beautiful book teaches us that we must face our own darkness in order to walk in the light. To be free.
-Bill Brown, poet, teacher, author of nine poetry collections including Elemental
|Publisher:||Blue Dolphin Publishing, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.20(d)|