a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society
My images are inspired by my daily walks in nature in every weather from wherever I travel, but mostly from home, which is the woods and meadows and brooks around the Charles River in the suburbs of Boston. Found images from nature are often like “maps of consciousness” for me; an image as I’m in a trance-like walking state calls to me. In this collection, that includes “meditation woman,” a found image in ice, as well as “woman who wears her heart moon full,” another found image in ice.
Kelly DuMar is a poet, playwright, and writing workshop leader who has published three poetry and prose chapbooks, including her most recent, girl in tree bark, published by Nixes Mate. All These Cures is published by Lit House Press, and Tree of the Apple, is published by Two of Cups Press. Kelly’s poems and photos are published in Bellevue Literary Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Tiferet, Crab Fat and more, and her plays have been produced around the US and are published by dramatic publishers. She produces the Our Voices Festival of Boston Area Women Playwrights, held at Wellesley College, now in its 13th year, and she produces the annual Boston Writing Retreat and weeklong summer Play Lab for the International Women’s Writing Guild where she is a longstanding board member. Kelly inspires readers of #NewThisDay – her daily photo-inspired blog – with her mindful reflections on a writing life on the Charles River.