Chroma: Five Centuries of Women Artists
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"Sharon Tracey's ekphrases effortlessly transport you to other worlds and eras, but at the same time, deeper into your self. These poems are dizzy with just the right words. They remind us that the variety and elasticity of language is a profound pleasure. . . . Her curiosity, astute observatory powers, and formidable flare for words make this collection a rare treasure."
- Lorette C. Luzajic, editor, The Ekphrastic Review
"In Chroma, art grows from art-organically, compellingly, and in such a way that the reader sees with a botanist's eye and a mystic's sense of revelation. This book draws us backward in time, but also inwards: into the mind of a modern viewer, into the lives of women painters across the centuries, and into their paintings, which are not only creations, but characters, catalysts, windows, worlds."
- Libby Maxey, editor and poet, author of Kairos, winner of the
2018 New Women's Voices Contest, Finishing Line Press
"As any poet knows, the best ekphrasis is much more than the depiction of a single image, the placement of objects, the slant of light. In Chroma, Tracey has achieved a multifaceted dialogue, a meditation, a meeting place created between the artist and the poet, the art and the poem coming to fruition. Chroma examines individual works by women artists merging themes of motherhood, sisterhood, love, work, spirituality, the full spectrum of what it means to be human to be a woman and a creator. . . . This is ekphrasis at its most transcendent."
- Sarah Sousa, poet, author of See the Wolf, named a 2019
"Must Read" book by the Massachusetts Center for the Book