A warm welcome to photographer and poet Jeannie E. Roberts, whose delicate and atmospheric photography is accompanied by her deeply conscious poetry in a series called As If Labyrinth, Spider Web, featured in the upcoming September 1st issue. She reminds us, with a captivating sense of wonder and awe, that we are nature and nature is within us. All of our creativity is an extension of nature’s creative power.
In her own words:
Jeannie E. Roberts is an artist, a poet, photographer, and, most importantly, mom to a kind and talented adult son. She lives in an inspiring setting near Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, enjoys biking, walking, and, in summer, saving painted turtles basking on the road. When photographing, she focuses on the shapes, textures, and natural design elements found outdoors. Her photos appear in online journals, magazines, and print anthologies, including An Ariel Anthology, Anti-Heroin Chic, Blue Heron Review, Braided Way Magazine, Bramble Literary Magazine, Portage Magazine, Quill and Parchment, and elsewhere. She is the author of four poetry collections, the author and illustrator of two children’s books, and is poetry editor of the online literary magazine Halfway Down the Stairs.
Here is a link to her page at the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, which features links to her books and two lovely poems.