When Snow Walks In. This is Christine Candland's third book and her first book of poetry. In her poem, Chasing the Unicorn, she takes the reader on a search through Paris ... "Is the Unicorn the dream and the lion the reality or is there much more to it than that?" Just south of Durango, in Blue Stones ... "these stones are unpolished and stitched in harmonious rows by wizards who mix sentimental alchemy and sing the songs I once knew but have since forgotten." In Venice Beach she finds a chunk of transparent aquamarine ... "Reaching into a basket of shells ... reminds me of those sea glass earrings I wear when I think of you, wondering where those pieces began their journey." "In Faces ... "I never knew how to capture the soft pattern of buttered skin with the ease of a graphite stroke. Never recognized stern profiles resilient to nocturnal lullabies." And When Snow Walks In, while seated in a nearby café, Candland reaches for her pen and paints to capture the elusive figure ... "Study the porcelain of her face, shade the lips, dark brown hair with streaks of mandarin." Reminding us that images are all around to be captured through sight and sound and experienced again and again.
Christine Candland grew up in Maryland and went to college in Colorado and New Mexico. She has lived in Los Angeles with her husband Michael since 1975. Her first two books Topaz Woman and Pleiades Rising received awards in the National Indie Excellence, National Best Books, Creative Arts Council, London Book Festival, Eric Hoffer competitions and she received an Editor's Choice award from iUniverse. Her poems have appeared in the Altadena Poetry Review including: Growing Too Tall, Just the Other Day and Cross Town Muse.