by Gina Ferrara
$12.00 | 70 pages | 2009 | ISBN: 978-0979070228
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Artist Statement: The lush, semi-tropical landscape of Louisiana figures prominently into my work. I explore themes of loss and redemption while looking at how the self repsonds to personal circumstances and larger, coexisitn ones. I am also interested in writing ekphraistic poems that are inspired by paintings and other art forms.
Gina Ferrara is a professional human being whose poems are dictated by the whisperings of Orpheus himself. This astonishing book of poesy is a testament to the vanguard of her singular humanness; as well as a fierce memo to us, that life’s greatest adventures come with a daunting price tag: Flesh and Blood.
—Dave Brinks, author of Caveat Onus
About the Author
Gina Ferrara works as an educator and lives in New Orleans near Bayou St. John. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Orleans. Her chapbook, The Size of Sparrows, was published by Finishing Line Press. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals includingPoetry East, The Briar Cliff Review, and Callaloo. She was awarded a grant from The Elizabeth George Foundation and was recently published in The Poetry Ireland Review. She currently coordinates Poetry Buffet, the monthly reading series sponsored by the New Orleans Public Library. She has work forthcoming in Louisiana Literature.
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