An inviting combination of contemporary art, poetry, and prose
The individual forces of creative writing and art combine in this anniversary edition of the Emrys Journal, which also features the work of abstract painter Katherine Porter alongside a sampling of stellar poetry and prose from the journal's first twenty-four editions.
Born in Iowa, Porter is a painter who has worked is such disparate locations as Paris, France, and coastal Maine, Montreal, and Madison, Wisconsin. Although her preferred medium is oil on canvas, she has produced work in collage, gouche on paper, and embroidery. She has been a visiting artist at such schools as Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Dartmouth College, and Columbia and Stanford Universities.
The introduction by poet William Corbett provides a personal context and critical insight into Porter's recent work. The volume presents works by twelve authors that were selected as exemplary of the journal's past contributors in contemporary fiction and poetry as well. Also included are portraits and profiles of the Emrys founders.