Clare McQueen & Jack Cooper, Editors, KYSO Flash
Touching Fire: New and Selected Ekphrastic Prosimetra by Charles D. Tarlton.
We're thrilled to release Touching Fire: New and Selected Ekphrastic Prosimetra by Charles D. Tarlton.
"An accessible and eminently keepable book, Touching Fire is a treasure to hold and to give. The art alone is a window on a curious and informed mind, so many genres spanning a significant timeframe—a real journey in art history and interpretation. It’s almost as if Tarlton employs his poetry and prose to conduct personal exchanges with the artists themselves."
—Jack Cooper, author of Across My Silence
Touching Fire: New and Selected Ekphrastic Prosimetra is 246 pages long, including 16 pages of material in the Preface and 18 pages of End Matter.
It contains 59 works, 56 of which are by Tarleton, with 52 of those being ekphrastic prosimetra, primarily tanka prose. Twenty-one of the works are previously unpublished while 35 are reprints.
The collection also includes 50 artworks (to be printed in color, with the exception of three B&W photographs) by 25 artists, covering a range of styles and time periods.
Artworks and prosimetra are arranged in four parts, including the largest, which is devoted to abstract art, and Part IV, which focuses on Tarlton's studies of John Constable's paintings.
CHO Editor's Note: KYSO Flash is an online journal and publisher featuring all short forms including haibun and tanka prose.