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  • By Mariann Garner-Wizard
    Aug 2, 2009
    "SIXTY" By Judge Steve W. Russell (Bloomington, IN USA) My interest in this book is that it is about terrain I know in both geographical (SW US; Mexico) and temporal (boomer generation) terms. That interest has been rewarded by both Wizard's word pictures and Stormcloud's photos. "To Austin," more commonly known as "Sweet Suck City," is a classic in some Texas circles and here it is put on dead trees in a more permanent form than the underground press. I wonder if she will now quit writing it? Probably not. It's about a process of creation in tension with destruction that is still going on. It's one of several poems about growth and how it destroyed what made Austin Austin. "How convenient," Wizard says elsewhere, "to live in a city with its own asylum!" I won't dwell on the erotic aspects of Wizard's work here, although I did when I read it. I'm pleasantly surprised at the quality of the photographic reproductions. I've seen... More > Stormcloud's work before and I know she's good but I doubted that the color and composition would come though adequately in this format. Several photos (Misty Grove; Aloe Landscape) beg for more space, but the flowers work very well. How would this book strike someone of another generation from, say, New England? While I like to think beauty is beauty, I can't see this work with any eyes but my own. -- Posted on, 10/27/07< Less
  • By Pam Taylor
    Jun 24, 2009
    "Sixty" I have read and re-read this book, and in doing so, have gained tremendous insight into the mind of a woman I consider a timeless source of inspiration and joy. Mariann's poetry is showcased beautifully with Scout's photography. These two women were bound for each other, it is no wonder their friendship has spanned the years. I look forward to more joint ventures from these two incredibly talented women. I have been a fan of Mariann's for many years, and so her poetry is not new to me. However, this book does contain many things I have not previously seen published. Scout's artistic talents are legend in Austin. A good match, a good read, a good book.
  • By Kate Braun
    May 4, 2007
    "SIXTY" The interface of poems and images is Utterly Delightful. The images drawn by Ms. Wizard's words are Amazing. I find myself creating tunes so I can sing the poems that are also songs and wishing there was a CD of them to play or a photo-montage of more of Ms. Stormcloud's photos with the songs playing in the background. When does the next collaboration of these women see print????? It can't be too soon for me.
  • By Richard Jehn
    Apr 29, 2007
    Sixty is a remarkable book, lovely to read for the passion and humanity in its pages. I felt from the beginning when I met Mariann Wizard that we had an emotional connection of some kind. When I read her poetry, I knew it was true. Mariann's poems are personal and speak of a history that I shared in many small ways. Much of what she writes about dates to the 1960's, that period when so many of us in our youthful idealism believed we could change the world. And in many ways, we did (change it, that is). Mariann is still changing the world, this time with her poetry. The words flow, and the selection of Scout Stormcloud's photographs to accompany the poems is perfect. A book with built-in feng shui. This is a book to read to your children, to your lover, or to yourself. It will move any who partake of its riches. And be sure to hear Mariann's poetry put to music on her Web site. You will understand even more fully the human-ness of her words. Mariann and Scout are two remarkable... More > women, two wonderful artists. Richard J.< Less
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Mariann G. Wizard and Scout S. Hook
October 15, 2007
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Full color
0.98 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
8.5 wide x 11 tall
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