About the Book
Photography and Poetry
Dan Murano, with contributing poets: Ellen Carter, Grace Cavalieri, Emily Ferrara, Geoffrey Himes, Sabine Pascarelli,
Maria van Beuren, Ellen Wise.
The photo enjoys success on its own. And so does each poem. Why, then, bring them together? Perhaps it’s the centrality of the photograph that asks for another point of view. Maybe a visual is always a question to the viewer. A poem can be an answer. Photography and poetry raise the level of sight and diction. One displays evidence, the other a response - a social notation on an act of nature. Every tree in this book has its own narrative in its presentation. Each individual poem tries to match the imagery. Both forms can be analyzed forever, but their dialogue is what this book presents. - Grace Cavalieri
It was my father’s joy in documenting family events that first inspired my passion for photography. My work is documentary fine art and spans genres including, but not limited to, street photography, travel, landscape, and portraiture. Professionally, I have worked as a darkroom technician for the Library of Congress printing original negatives of Mathew Brady and Farm Security Administration photographers, as well as other historical materials. I started my career in the same capacity at The Washington Post, before becoming a photo editor for the paper's digital operation. I still enjoy creating new work, though my primary focus is on digitizing and publishing my lifetime collection of negatives and slides.