Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Artists and Poets Respond to the Pandemic (2)

Yesterday, I featured from the online exhibition "Artists and Poets Respond to the Pandemic" Pauline Kusiak's artwork "Screentime" paired with lines from Kristin Berkey-Abbott's poem "Social Distancing." 

Today, my selections of ekphrastic artwork and poetry are by the same person: Laurie Klein.

Light seeps through ruins /
to bathe every broken place [. . . ]

Laurie Klein, "After the Fire"
Collage of Photos, Hand-Made Paper, Other Media

Both the poem and its accompanying artwork were inspired by the word "Renewal."

Read Laurie's poem.


Laurie Klein is a poet, writer, songwriter, and blogger. Her poetry collection Where the Sky Opens, a Partial Cosmography (Cascade Books) describes two journeys into solitude and wilderness. In addition to her many publication credits, Laurie is an accomplished audiobook narrator and co-founder of the journal of witness Rock & Sling.

Laurie's artwork has appeared in such publications as Gallery, Somerset Studio, and Rock & Sling and has been exhibited in the Midwest and Northwest at a variety of venues.

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