Image Poem Iraq

Image Poem Iraq is a book of poems about photographs I took during the Iraq War (before and after the U.S. invasion).  The book was Mary Bast’s idea; she’s an artist and poet in Gainesville, Florida, and works a lot with ekphrastic poetry (poems that are about—or are related to—visual images).
Image Poem Iraq (draft book cover)
Mary thought the Iraq photos might inspire poets to talk about the war, about the people depicted in the photos … about sadness, or love … Neither she nor I had any idea what poets might write about the images (or, more accurately, I think, about how they see the war).

So, this past fall and she and I recruited poets for the project… Read More »