The Orchard Street Press is pleased to announce the release of A Poem’s Medium, the exciting new poetry collection from Charles Becker of Laguna Woods, California.
Gordon Blitz, author of Shipped Off and Fathers and other Strangers, says of A Poem’s Medium: “This opulent chapbook plays with the language of art through metaphors and vibrant use of colors….When Becker writes about purple trunks, crimson bark, vermillion leaves, and turquoise water in “When I Sketch,” we can feel the osmosis of how his eyes capture pigments. My favorite poem, “Rockies Synesthete,” took me on a spiritual journey of sounds, hearing, silence, and loud that left me emotionally nourished. And I promise you that when you finish the collection, you’ll want to reread the poems to experience the joy that Charlie Becker has showered upon us.”
Aubry Osborn, educator and memoirist, notes: “Charlie Becker is an artist who writes poems about art and a poet who creates art with his words. His love of art and his need to have art all around him comes through each of his poems. His hues sparkle while his brushwork sets images on the page as if it were a canvas. In his poem, “Rockies Synesthete,” Charlie liberates and uses his sense of hearing to create shapes and shades on the page as if he, like a true synesthete, can see sounds as colors, His work invites you to slow down and have a look around.”
A Poem’s Medium is available for $14, both online and via the mail, from:
The Orchard Street Press
P.O. Box 280
Gates Mills, Ohio 44040