The Vermeer Tales
by Gail Tyson
Inspired by A. S. Byatt’s The Matisse Stories and Johannes Vermeer’s exquisite paintings of women, author Gail Tyson began these tales during a transition from a demanding career to full-time writing in 2017, and finished the last after her beloved’s brief, terrifying illness and death. Each piece of prose (one a short story, one a fiction/nonfiction hybrid, and one a memoir) offered Tyson a liminal space in which to explore vulnerability and love, the verso and recto of our deepest relationships.
CHAPBOOK / Ekphrastic Prose
ISBN: 978-1-951651-36-7 (print; softcover; perfect bound)
Released August 2020
|Art inspires much of Gail Tyson’s writing, enriching her travels through both her outer and inner lives. A frequent contributor to Still Point Arts Quarterly, she has published prose and poetry in such journals as The Antigonish Review, Gyroscope Review, The Other Journal, and Rathalla Review. An alumna of Stanford’s Creative Writing Program and the Dylan Thomas Summer School at the University of Wales, she writes in Roswell, Georgia, and in a log cabin in the Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee.|
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