Terra Mater, poems by Laura J Braverman
Laura J. Braverman studied fine art and apparel design at Rhode Island School of Design, and worked internationally in apparel for many years. In addition to painting, she now focuses on writing, having completed a writer’s certificate in creative nonfiction with Stanford University; taken numerous courses in poetry and essay at the New School Continuing Education Program; and, participated in workshops with poet James Arthur, and with nonfiction writer Sven Birkerts at Bennington College graduate writing seminars. Her work has appeared in the prose anthology Mountain Stories, and the poetry journals Live Encounters, The BeZINE, and Mediterranean Poetry, and will soon appear in California Quarterly and Levure Litteraire.
Her areas of concentration in writing include poetry, prose poetry, essay and lyric essay; and, in painting, color field abstraction and geometric abstraction, styles which emphasize the expressive possibilities of non-figurative form, composition and color. Nature plays an important role in both Laura’s writing and painting, and she has collaborated on various projects with the Nature Conservation Center at the American University of Beirut. Her paintings were recently shown in Beirut in a solo exhibition entitled, Source. She lives between Lebanon and Austria.
© Laura J Braverman