The Pond

The Pond is a mutually long sought collaboration between kindred artists who respond with sacred feeling to indivisible nature. The revel in the dialogue that is constant between all things and their works are a voice in the conversation. They praise and preserve—the core religion of a primal spirituality.

Richard Jarrette

Richard Jarrette is author of Beso the Donkey (Michigan State University Press, 2010)—Gold Medal winner for Poetry Midwest Independent Publishers Association 2011, A Hundred Million Years of Nectar Dances (Green Writers Press, 2015), The Beatitudes of Ekaterina (Green Writers Press, 2017). He is Poetry Columnist for VOICE Magazine of Santa Barbara and his books have been endorsed by W.S.Merwin, Jane Hirshfield, Joseph Stroud, Sam Hamill, and others. He lives semi-reclusively in the Central Coast area of California and is far into his next poetry collection, It Is Never Finished, inspired by the ancient Chinese poets who named names, praised, and preserved.

Susan Solomon

Susan Solomon is a freelance paintress living in the beautiful Twin Cities of Minneapolis/Saint Paul. She has paintings in the university collections of Metropolitan State and Purdue. She has exhibited art widely throughout the Twin Cities, as well as featured works in many literary publications including the New England Review and Catamaran Literary Reader. Susan loves working with writers, painting impressions of their words, and finds them an endless source of inspiration.

Marketing & Publicity
  • Launch at AWP-19 in Portland, Oregon with off-site reading and book signing; gift shops—the Walker Art Center, Walden Pond visitors' center—to carry book,
  • VOICE Magazine will review the book for its 14,000 readers.
  • Launch/reading AWP Portland 2019—Susan and Richard will read the cycle together taking turns with the poems and engage in a Q & A, interviews, and networking.