Monday, April 30, 2007

Prairie Fire must be thrilled

...with Mandy Malazdrewich's photographs in "Home Place: The Poets of Winnipeg" in the latest issue (Vol. 28 No. 1). They're fantastic. Forty poets, forty photographs. I haven't read any of the poems yet, but I've had a good look at the faces. Ariel Gordon, a friend and fellow blogger, looking radiant in her gorgeous office. The stunning photos of Mariianne Mays and Lindsey Wiebe, poets I met a couple years back. The playful photo of David Streit, arms crossed, having a staring contest with a cat. The whites of his eyes, the white cat. Amazing. Then there's the one of Ken Kowal, perhaps the best photograph of the lot. Or the one that best marks Malazdrewich as an artist.

7 comments:

Ariel Gordon said...

Though I'm not sure I'd go so far as 'radiant,' I felt the same way about Ken's portrait...

Brenda Schmidt said...

I just looked again. Yep, radiant. You're radiant. And that's that.

ken said...

i just bumped into Ariel Gorden at the Extra Foods store, pushing Anna around the produce section in her stroller. Ariel told me to check your blog. yes, i like the photo too. the shot was Mandy's idea. to me i look a bit spiritually constipated.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Ha! Clearly I'm unfamiliar with the signs of spiritual constipation. Maybe I should take a good look in the mirror...

Ok. I can picture Ariel and Anna among the piles of fruit and veggies. Avocados everywhere...

Zachariah Wells said...

Funny thing: I just found out that I work with David Streit. He brings an old portable Smith Corona on trips and bangs out his impressions of the day before going to bed. Very cool guy.

Brenda Schmidt said...

No way! The world is even smaller than they say. I could tell he's cool just by looking at the cat, but a Smith Corona! That tops it.

Anonymous said...

A much-belated thanks for the lovely comment, Brenda (I might also hesitate at 'stunning,' but I'm flattered nonetheless). - Lindsey