a dead campfire
About the writer:
Alan Parker retired from his career as a commercial photographer and returned to hid first love– writing. He was introduced to poetry while at Indiana University by his mentor, the concrete poet Mary Ellen Solt. She taught him to look at words — not only their denotations, and connotations, their histories, but also at their power to move our hearts and minds. She saw words as interesting objects as well and taught him how to use the shape of words and their placement on the page as a part of part of context.
Image: “Spiral to Endless Beginning” photograph by Bryan Chapman. @bryan.chapman.art