When Seeing is Believing Poetry in Images

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Bina Sarkar Ellias

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Mapin Publishing
Territory: USA & Canada
Size: 5.5 in x 7.5 in
Pages: 140
Illustrations: 69 color

RRP $17.50

  • Presents many of Ellias's poems which respond to classic and contemporary works of art
  • All proceeds from this book will be donated to the Morarka Foundation's efforts to rehabilitate survivors of human trafficking

Passionate about the visual arts as she is about the magic of words, these 52 poems and 13 haikus are some of Bina Sarkar Ellias's poems responding to images over many years. Her canvas spans India, the world and beyond and the book evokes encounters she has had with people, nature, art, photography, politics and emotions. A tapestry of poetry interspersed with paintings by classic masters of impressionist, post-impressionist, cubist and contemporary art, it is woven with perception and sensitivity. In her Introduction, the British poet Agnes Meadows says, "If art is a reflection of life, and poetry is a reflection of the breadth of human emotions, then 'When Seeing Is Believing' embraces the whole spectrum. It is a unique palette of observation and feeling you will want to savor by reading it more than once, uncovering new flavors each time you re-read." This book is supported by the Morarka Foundation and proceeds from its sales will be donated to the Missing Foundation and their effort to mentor and rehabilitate survivors of human trafficking.

Bina Sarkar Ellias is founder, editor, designer and publisher of International Gallerie, an award-winning global arts and ideas publication from India since 1997, as well as a poet, writer and curator. Her book Fuse has been taught at Towson University, Maryland, USA; it has been translated into Urdu, Arabic, French and has a Chinese edition. Besides several shows of Indian artists, Ellias curated the 2010 online show for Pen and Brush, Inc., and MIGRATION, an exhibit of photography, art and film
for the Pune Biennale 2017.