Thursday, July 28, 2011

Rhapsody for Lessons Learned or Remembered by Georgia Ann Banks-Martin review and give away

Rhapsody for Lessons Learned or Remembered

by Georgia Ann Banks-Martin

About the Book:Georgia Banks-Martin walks us through an art gallery. We view art, which she has processed and questioned, through her lens: Lawrence, Monet, Van Gogh, Beardon, Sargent, Degas, to name a few of the artists. She challenges the reader to face slavery, grief, and joy, to feel the weight the South bears, to examine art across centuries for lessons. These poems revive what has been omitted in our history books-individual life stories. She uses sound, music and voice to make imagery pulse in these ekphrastic poems. In her poem “Railroad Station,” after a Jacob Lawrence: “Those leaving the towns where father and mother/labored in fields without being offered a yard of thread spun/from the cotton they pulled, have assembled./Packed: Hopes of work, three bedroom homes/water heated in water tanks, classrooms.” As memories populate her poems, so does the theme of hope permeate her book; in Death Dancing, after a Max Slevogt: “I wish memories could be buried as easily as bodies.” . . . a book to remember as you stand face to face with art.” — Julene Tripp Weaver, Author of No Father Can Save Her

  When I first got this book I was excited to  get this and read it . After reading this I was hooked!! Every poem in this book make sme stop and think and even smile and remember things of yesterday I love it very insperational and  Georgia  just writes beautifully. If you haven't read the book check it out its worth the read.

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  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Rhapsody for Lessons Learned or Remembered :)

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