May 06

New Release from Bending Light into Verse

Bending Light into Verse recently released its second volume. It is available for purchase or for free viewing online.

Photographs by Jennifer Tomaloff
Poetry by Howie Good, Helen Vitoria, Mark Lamoureux, Nic Sebastian, JD Nelson, Felino Soriano, Jason Mashak, Doug Draime, David Tomaloff, and MORE.

The bending light into verse series began in the Fall of 2009 with the simple intention of year-end cataloging the personal photography of Jennifer Tomaloff. Throughout a series of initial conceptualizations, the project began to take on a more outwardly creative focus as Jennifer began reaching out to writers in her community to take part in an ekphrastic experiment. Each writer commissioned for the project was given a set of photographs, and asked to write something inspired by what they saw—be it a title, a short story, or a poem. Each of the writers gladly rose to the opportunity and far exceeded all expectations; every photograph was returned, each picture telling its unique story.

The project was so enjoyable that Jennifer decided to continue the process on an annual basis. The photographs would be compiled throughout the year; writers would be sought out in late fall, and the book compiled during the third week of December in the tranquil Northwoods of Wisconsin.

For more information visit http://bendinglightintoverse.com/