Janesville, WI (PressExposure) March 02, 2007 -- How often do you see a stunning collaboration of poetry AND photography? Kimberly A. Blanchette, author of Layers of Moments is a multi-talented individual who wants to give readers visual beauty along with the poetic.
The poetry in Layers of Moments is divided into six categories and can be best described as spiritual, intellectual, and daring. Kimberly Blanchette has been writing poetry for over twenty years. She has been compared to the renowned Thomas Traherne and Henry David Thoreau, but her passion is for Shakespeare. The ups and downs of her life experiences are expressed in such a way as to give the readers something to which to relate. Because of its wide array of subjects, this book can be put in the hands of, and enjoyed by, anyone.
The design, layout, and photos in Layers of Moments are very impressive. It's been called a "handsome" book and people are drawn to it just by a glance at its cover. All of Ms. Blanchette's photography is black and white because, she states, "There is an essence about black and white photography. It is multi-dimensional; it is soft and gentle yet hard and coarse. The eye draws itself in beyond the naturalistic subject matter and thus becomes visual mysticism. A black and white photograph of nature is timeless."
The photos in this book are only meant to enhance the poems, give the readers relaxation, and provide additional beauty.
Ms. Blanchette has a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin - Parkside. She has performed as an actress and comedienne. In 1996 she was on a cable poetry special out of Milwaukee that aired in eighteen states. On this special, she read her signature piece "Fellow Bee." Ms. Blanchette is a member of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets and can also be found at Book That Poet (www.bookthatpoet.com). Currently, Kimberly resides in Janesville, WI. Her interests include painting, cooking, nature, studying religion, being a board member of Spotlight on Kids (an organization founded to promote children in theater), and of course, photography.