DUAL IMPRESSIONS: POETIC CONVERSATIONS ABOUT ART
by John Brantingham and Jeffrey Graessley
Silver Birch Press is pleased to announce the August 18, 2015 release of Dual Impressions: Poetic Conversations About Art by John Brantingham and Jeffrey Graessley. The 138-page collection features ekphrastic poetry based on artwork by a range of artists, including: Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Edgar Degas, El Greco, Edward Hopper, Paul Klee, Gustav Klimt, René Magritte, Édouard Manet, Henri Matisse, Amadeo Modligliani, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, John Singer Sargent, Georges-Pierre Seurat, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent van Gogh, and James Whistler.
Dual Impressions: Poetic Conversations About Art is a discussion between John Brantingham and Jeffrey Graessley about art and life in the form of over 90 poems that cover themes such as war, poverty, and social justice. The collection also includes an interview with the authors — where they explain the genesis for the project as well as their collaborative methods, and discuss their museum visits and art research — plus links to the artwork that served as inspiration for the poems.