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Nurture Book Tour – Rhapsody for Lessons Learned or Remembered September 5, 2011

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Georgia Ann Banks-Martin was born in Lincoln Park, MI on Feb. 6, 1971.  She was raised on the southwest side of Detroit in the area known as Marion Park. She attended Beard Elementary, Wilson Middle School, and Southwestern High. However, she completed high school at Sidney Lanier in 1989 after relocating to Montgomery, AL during the summer of 1988. She earned her BA in English, Language Arts at Huntingdon College, Montgomery, AL(1997) and her M.F.A. (Poetry) at Queens University of Charlotte, located in Charlotte, NC (2009). Currently she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Mythological Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpentaria, CA

Her poetry currently appears or is forthcoming in: African-American Review; After Shocks:  The Poetry of Recovery after life Shattering Events; Fieralingue; Möbius:  The Poetry Journal; Pearl Magazine; Prick of the Spindle; Thanal Online; Up the Staircase; and Xavier Review; Rhapsody for lessons learned or Remembered a collection of ekphrastic poems is expected to be published by Plain View Press next year. She and her husband, Roger D. Martin currently live in Montgomery, AL with their dog, Gargoyle and their two lovely cats:  Nikkie, and Socks.

About the Book: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.” . . . a book to remember as you stand face to face with art.” — Julene Tripp Weaver, Author of No Father Can Save Her

Rhapsody for Lessons Learned or Remembered
Author:  Georgia Ann Banks-Martin
Genre: Poetry
Published by: Plain View Press (November 1st, 2010)
Age Recommendation: 18+ for Adult & Mature Themes
Format: Mass-Market Paperback
ISBN 13: 978-1935514640
Number of pages: 80

Where you can find and follow Georgia Ann Banks-Martin:

Author Website
Poets & Writers Forum
Facebook Page
Facebook Profile

Buy the BOOK at:

Barnes & Noble.com

Georgia stopped by Juniper Grove previously and took part in an interview. You can check it our HERE

You can read my review of Rhapsody for Lessons Learned or Remembered HERE

A complete list of tour stops can be found HERE but be sure to visit the next few:

Happy Reading,




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