To Give Life a Shape: Poems Inspired by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is the third Shoreline Voices Project anthology published by Gunpowder Press. Edited by David Starkey and Chryss Yost, To Give Life a Shape will ship early October 2017. SBMA Educational Director (and lifelong friend of poetry) Patsy Hicks says
We hope this book will further inspire students, teachers, writers and artists to create, as the poet Edward Hirsch has suggested, their own “Imaginative acts of attention”; to look closely and even more closely at art and the world, and out of that observation create something new, a new form for remembering, representing, renaming experience; to revel in the interplay between image and word; in short, to mean and to be.
Contributors include Ron Alexander, Alison Bailey, Gudrun Bortman, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Steve Braff, Mary Brown, Susan Chiavelli, John Chilcott, Natalie D-Napoleon, Fran Davis, Pamela Davis, Carol DeCanio, John Elliot, Kimbrough Ernest, Tessa Flanagan, Mary Freericks, Luci Janssen, Gabriella Josephine Klein, Perie Longo, Glenna Luschei, Kathee Miller, Delia Moon, Enid Osborn, Christina Pages, Melinda Palacio,Christine Penko, Peg Quinn, John Ridland, Sojourner Rolle, RBS, Linda Saccoccio, Susan Shields, David Starkey, Roslyn Strohl, Patti Sullivan, Kevin Patrick Sullivan, Daniel Thomas, Emma Trelles, Paul J. Willis, George Yatchisin, and Chryss Yost.
Gunpowder Press is grateful to SBMA for their ongoing support of poetry in our community. The Santa Barbara Poetry Series will introduce the book at the October 15 reading, 7:00 pm, at the Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara. Several poets will be selected by lottery to read. Peter Karoff’s book, Parable (David Robert Books, 2017), will also be featured.