In this collection, The Uwharries mountain range represents a state of mind,
a beckoning to explore the peaks and plateaus of daily existence as undertaken
by a constant foot knight who, under stars or thunderous sky, keeps an eye
on what passes by. His investigations must be diligently conducted and findings
laid out to the fullest, thereby encouraging the soundest breathing imaginable.
There is no need for correction, either of content or pronunciation, for his
report is dictated by curiosity alone about the ever-changing gears which
distinguish between the unfathomable and the understood.
“Each poem is a shimmering invitation to a mysterious journey of resignation, joy, introspection and wonder. Mitchell’s themes focus on the precious inevitability of each moment and its transitory nature, guiding readers on their own journey through a profound labyrinth of self-discovery.” —Alex Balogh, author of And
Irene Mitchell, a long-time teacher of English and Writing in inner city and rural New York, is the author of CLERESTORY (Sod Madres Press, 2020), FEVER (Dos Madres Press, 2019), Equal Parts Sun and Shade: An Almanac of Precarious Days (Aldrich Press, 2017), Minding the Spectrum's Business (FutureCycle Press, 2015), A Study of Extremes in Six Suites (Cherry Grove Collections, 2012), and Sea Wind on the White Pillow (Axes Mundi Press, 2009. Formerly Poetry Editor of Hudson River Art Magazine, Mitchell is known for her collaborations with visual artists and composers. Her poems have been presented for gallery exhibition as a series of broadsides, the text incorporated into the artwork. Mitchell's poetry has also been set to music for piano and voice in cycles of art-song, the marriage of music and poetry. Her earliest correspondence with poetry scholars is included in the final year's collection of the Aylesford Mss., archived in Indiana University's Lilly Library. Mitchell was a 2019 Associate Artist in Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.
Author City: SCHODACK LANDING, NY USA