Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mixed-Medium by Leila A. Fortier

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Leila A. Fortier is a writer, artist, poet, and photographer currently residing on the remote island of Okinawa Japan. Her poetry is known to be a unique hybrid form in which her words are specially crafted into abstract visual designs, often accompanied by her own multi-medium forms of art, photography, and spoken performance. Much of her work has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, German, Hindi and Japanese in a rapidly growing project to raise global unity and understanding through the cultural diversity of poetry and literature.

Her work in all its mediums has been published in a vast array of literary magazines, journals, and reviews both in print and online. She has appeared in several books, anthologies, and freelance publications. In 2007, she initiated the anthology A World of Love: Voices for Carmen as a benefit against domestic violence and in 2010 composed a photo book entitled Pappankalan, India: Through the Eyes of Children to benefit the education of impoverished Indian children. She is also the author of Metanoia's Revelation through iUniverse. A complete listing of her published works can be found here.


Amos White said...

Wrenching, tearful. Thanks, Leila.

I experience the same with my Meaghan after her cancer was too great for her.

There is nothing like wanting to help a little one, when the words are all to clear in their eyes, and the world seems to have run out of options.

That "space" you feel is her purring spirit, knowing you loved her through it all. They will always be with us!

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