Why did you chose to write poetry?
I sometimes write short fiction, but I have written poetry longer. I prefer poetry because I can tell a story or capture a moment with fewer words in a compact space.
Why did you decide to start writing?
I started writing during elementary school. I kept writing after high school because it was a good way to manage emotional and physical pain.
What was your inspiration behind the book?
My book, Rhapsody for Lessons Learned or Remembered was inspired by works of art, historical events, and personal experiences.
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Georgia Banks-Martin walks us through an art gallery. We view art, which she has processed and questioned, through her lens: Lawrence, Monet, Van Gogh, Beardon, Sargent, Degas, to name a few of the artists. She challenges the reader to face slavery, grief, and joy, to feel the weight the South bears, to examine art across centuries for lessons. These poems revive what has been omitted in our history books—individual life stories. She uses sound, music and voice to make imagery pulse in these ekphrastic poems. In her poem “Railroad Station,” after a Jacob Lawrence: “Those leaving the towns where father and mother/labored in fields without being offered a yard of thread spun/from the cotton they pulled, have assembled./Packed: Hopes of work, three bedroom homes/water heated in water tanks, classrooms.” As memories populate her poems, so does the theme of hope permeate her book; in Death Dancing, after a Max Slevogt: “I wish memories could be buried as easily as bodies.” Rhapsody for Lessons Learned or Remembered is a book you will read again and remember as you stand face to face with art.
Julene Tripp Weaver, author of No Father Can Save Her
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