Stretching Silver Through Blue Haze
poems by Lawrence Gregory
An intimate collaboration between poet and photographer, husband and wife. Lawrence Gregory’s poems are clean, clear, and honest. Birgit Gutsche’s photographs are quiet and contemplative, providing inspiration and counterpoint to her husband’s poetry. Together they offer an authentic exploration of the ordinary human experience as a consequence of the ongoing conversation between lovers and friends.
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
ISBN: 978-1-941830-66-6 (print; softcover; perfect bound)
82 pages; 21 photographs
Writer and businessman; educator and adventurer; father and humanitarian . . . Lawrence Gregory is married to photographer Birgit Gutsche. They currently live in the rarefied air and revelatory light of northern New Mexico.
“Stretching Silver through Blue Haze is a mesmerizing co-creation of poetry and photography by a husband and wife team committed to an unflinching, unapologetic exploration of intimate relationship. One is lulled into a stark, sometimes painfully human world of relentless honesty, uncertainty, vulnerability, and beauty. The verbal and visual imagery expose a visceral, specific truthfulness, amplified by their environment. An exploration that is as raw and provocative as it is strangely peaceful, and deeply relatable. Such wonderful synergy and nuance between photo and poem. You can pick this book up at any time, turn to any page, and be transcended.”
“A festival of words and images. A feast that indulges all your emotions. Here’s a poet using his compelling artistry to share intimate thoughts, passions, and life experiences with his best friends.”
“Stretching Silver Through Blue Haze is imbued with a sense of place, of geography, both visual and emotional. Bare, unapologetic, startling — the photography takes my breath; the lush poems give it back. Gregory’s poems reveal an inner tension, a coupling of desire and regret, a landscape of longing. Damn good words and pictures. I want to fall in.”
Joan Livingston, Book Reviews: Create and Relate, The Taos News , 6-20-2017
Linda Collison, Stretching Silver Through Blue Haze, 4-28-2017
An intimate collaboration between poet and photographer, husband and wife (press release, 4-26-2017)
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