Join us at the Richard Hugo House as we celebrate the release of Children of Grass, a collection of stunning and surprising portraits of contemporary poets taken by photographer B.A. Van Sise. Poets Rae Armantrout and Joshua Marie Wilkinson will read their work, and photographer B.A. Van Sise will discuss the book.
With this fascinating synthesis of word and image, internationally renowned photographer B.A. Van Sise offers a visually stimulating anthology that will enchant lovers of both poetry and photography. At times whimsical, surreal, challenging, enigmatic, joyful and sobering, these portraits— running adjacent to poems by each of their subjects—highlight some of the most influential poets of our time and celebrate creativity as only these poets in collaboration with Van Sise could convey. Children of Grass is also a timely homage to Walt Whitman—of whom Van Sise is a relative—and his masterpiece, “Leaves of Grass,” during this, the 200th anniversary of his birth. Children of Grass, will, like the work of its literary grandfather, stand as a lasting tribute to the vitality and creativity that flourishes in our country.