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Nature Speaks

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Nature Speaks: Art and Poetry for the Earth
By Deborah Kennedy
ISBN: 978-1-940468-46-4
Publication Date: September 2016
Pages: 112
On Sale: $14.99
Publisher: White Cloud Press
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The captivating poetry and illustrations in Deborah Kennedy's new book, Nature Speaks: Art and Poetry for the Earth, bring to life the profound bond between ourselves and the larger natural world. Kennedy focuses on the ecological themes of our time, infusing art and science with insight and passion. Her powerful poetry and earth-toned ink illustrations unveil nature in its beauty and depth, appealing to the eye, the mind and the heart. Nature Speaks invites us to listen to the earth-to appreciate nature's grace, complexity, and vigor-as we discover pathways for healing ourselves and the earth.

Book Awards for Nature Speaks: Art and Poetry for the Earth:

2017 Silver Nautilus Book Award, Winner Poetry

2017 Eric Hoffer Book Award, Grand Prize, Shortlist

2017 Eric Hoffer Book Award, Winner Poetry

Multimedia Presentation:
Nature Speaks: Art and Poetry for the Earth is a lively exploration of the artwork and poetry of Deborah Kennedy. While projecting intriguing earth-toned ink illustrations, she reads poetry and discusses compelling topics related to ecology and the natural world. This presentation will introduce viewers not only to our ecological challenges, but also to power of watersheds, the mysteries of ice halos, the life cycles of redwood trees, and to models of holistic thinking that can help us move toward a thriving world.

Art and Writing Workshop: Creating Art and Poetry for the Earth
Creating Art and Poetry for the Earth, is an engaging workshop where participants share in my creative process. First, we experience the natural world, eyes filled with curiosity and wonder. Then we observe, sketch and write brief responses to our experiences. Upon returning to our studio space, we will develop our initial observations. Using ink techniques that produce quick and dramatic effects we produce short illustrated poems. These lively and stimulating cross-disciplinary techniques will enliven us, opening our hearts and minds.

US Review of Books
Eric Hoffer Book Award, Winner Poetry

Nature Speaks: Art and Poetry for the Earth, Deborah Kennedy, White Cloud Press -

The clarity of the poetic voice in the author's lines carry an intensity of feeling that communicates the subject's vulnerability. The book offers a restless, analytical collection in which the forces of nature and science intertwine and often signal the acute precision of the analysis itself. It is a culmination of parts drawn together, weaving amongst earthy illustrations and an exquisite layout-pulling the reader even deeper into the narrative. The author's work is both fascinating, thought-provoking, and soul-stirring. The book is haunting and powerful-an affectionate work of art, critical for reading during such a time as this.

Link to the Review at US Review of Books

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