Chera Hammons: Poet and Writer

"…a slow shutter on ambulation…"

Archive for August, 2012

Amaranthine Hour by October

Hello, all!

Amaranthine Hour is scheduled to be out in early October. I will work on setting up some readings. I must say that working with Jacar Press has been amazing, and I am more than impressed with the work that they have done. I also appreciate all of the attention they have paid to my input on the design.

In the meantime, please enjoy the attached front cover art. It is a photo that I took in Napa Valley, just outside of  Calistoga.

Amaranthine Hour Front Cover

Amaranthine Hour Front Cover

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Truth in Tension

I keep coming back to this quote:

“Much of beauty, both in art and in life, is a balancing of the lines of forward-flowing desire with those of resistance– a gnarled tree, the flow of a statue’s draped cloth. Through such tensions, physical or mental, the world in which we exists becomes itself.” — Jane Hirschfield, Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry

It’s something I think I ought to keep in mind, and that’s why I wanted to share it.