Poetry and Prose Inspired by the Art of Jonathan Green
Edited by Kwame Dawes and Marjory Wentworth, this collection features eleven color paintings by Green in addition to a preface on the history of the project, information on the painting Seeking, and an artist's statement.
About the Authors
South Carolina Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth's poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize four times. Her collections of poetry include Noticing Eden, Despite Gravity, What the Water Gives Me, and The Endless Repetition of an Ordinary Miracle. Wentworth is also the author of an award-winning children's book, Shackles, and of Taking a Stand: The Evolution of Human Rights, with Juan E. Méndez.
"Art is as necessary as wine to our happiness. Each has a special place and, properly used, makes our days more gentle, our touch more loving, our loving more perfect. Jonathan Green and poems are challenge and caress; query and conclusion; that which is sought and SEEKING. We bath in and drink this water. We watch it unfurl. It is so refreshing. We exhale."—Nikki Giovanni, poet
"This book demonstrates the inherent power of one painting to communicate universal feelings and experiences that unite us all. Jonathan Green's infectious excitement for the arts and his passion for collaboration are embodied by this project. His painting Seeking deeply touches everyone who sees it, and the stories and poems created in response articulate much of this shared experience. . . . By bringing people together in celebration, once again Jonathan reminds us that we are not alone on our spiritual journey."—Marjory Wentworth, from the preface
"The epiphany between Father Kline of Mepkin Abbey and Jonathan Green of Gardens Corner is expressed by a vibrant poetic community. Journey with this spiritual tribe in seeking a verbal response to Jonathan's elegant painting."—Mary Edna Fraser, artist
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