Forged in the Heart - Poetry by Claire Brandenburg
“In this book, Brandenburg is striving to forge word and image, fusing powerful “combined words” with symbolic imagery—imagery that she herself has toiled over by use of kilns, the soldering iron and other tools of the artist. She pushes words around on the page like oil paint on a canvas, forming depictions with her crafted stanzas like a sculptor pulling on the clay. Often she touches things deep and true to human nature. Often there is a longing for the beautiful.” --Megan E. Gilbert, Illustrator
Throughout her career as an author and artist, Claire Brandenburg has consistently breathed a deep and living faith into her art and writing. Best known for her work in children’s literature, Brandenburg now offers a personal journal of devotional poetry, alongside photographs of her work in sculpture and collage. Her gentle vision expresses not only wonder at the greater cosmos, but an intense joy in the smallest of things.
Darkly Bright Press is honored to publish this bold new chapter in the lifelong explorations of a respected artist in a beautiful softcover edition. Forged in the Heart will be available for purchase in September 2019. Softcover, 69 pages
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