Gabriel Rosenstock’s Tanka are paired with the black and white landscape photographs of standing stone structures captured by the photographer, Margaret McCarthy. The Tanka seem to tease the inimitable poetry that resides in the stone structures. Or is it the other way around?
About the Poet
Gabriel Rosenstock is a bilingual poet (in Irish & English), haikuist, tankaist, playwright, novelist, short story writer, essayist, translator, writer for children and champion of ‘forlorn causes’ – the phrase is Hugh MacDiarmid’s. He is a Lineage Holder of Celtic Buddhism and a member of Aosdána (the Irish academy of arts and letters). Among his awards is the Tamgha-i-Khidmat medal (Pakistan) for services to literature. Gabriel’s most recent volume of poetry is Glengower: Poems for No One in Irish and English (The Onslaught Press). His website: https://www.rosenstockandrosenstock.com
About the Photographer
Inspired and indebted to mythology, Margaret McCarthy brings the eye of a poet to her photography, exploring archetypes of myth and dream in her imagery. A few of the fine art publications where her work has appeared include: BW Gallerist (Best of Best, 2016) , Artzealous (“Photographer to Watch in 2016”), Lenscratch, Shadow And Light Magazine, Musee Magazine, aCURATOR, LE JOURNAL de la HOTOGRAPHIE, Elizabeth Avedon’s Photography BlogSpot, U. of Georgia’s Arts and Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture, Writing on Water (MIT Press), Parabola Magazine and South X South East photomagazine. Her website: www.margaretmccarthy.com