Encounters with the Garman Ryan

Encounters with the Garman Ryan is my first published collection of poems, and follows a long tradition of poetry inspired by art.

Written during 2008/2009, these poems are personal responses to works in The Garman Ryan Collection housed at The New Art Gallery Walsall. They seek to engage with both the diversity of this unique collection, and the challenging juxtapositions of its display in the gallery. But most importantly, they attempt to explore how we see art through the texts of our experiences and imagination.

‘The sometimes corpulent, the crude and the erotic of the everyday world mesh well into the prayer and the hope that lies in these encounters.’ Breandan O’Broin. Company of Words

Copies of Encounters with the Garman Ryan are available via: orders@sharonashtonpoetry.com £6.00 (includes p&p) and also from the New Art Gallery Walsall shop and
Mogul Diamonds Bookstore 17 High Street, Albrighton

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