a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society
Text in the image reads:
The clay egg just fits inside a blue box, my gift to Anna and her baby Bo, his eyes blinking wonder. Mama already teaches him languages including the silent shapes of fingers. His curious hands soon open the box. The egg has cracked and a serpent inside, remnant of old mind, is charmed to life by the boy who hides him in the grasses under the Albesia, the spirit tree I often climbed up to the roof of my mother’s house. I find the snake and place him back into the box. He becomes art again yet wanting fresh air and a child’s laughter.
Carrie Albert is a multifaceted artist and poet who lives in Seattle. Her drawings, collage and poems are featured there at Four Corners Art. Her visual art and poems have been published and/or featured in many diverse journals, such as cahoodaloodaling, Grey Sparrow, Foliate Oak, Earth’s Daughters, Up the Staircase Quarterly, and Gargoyle. More of her work can be viewed at Penhead Press online, where she is a Poet-Artist in Residence.