Prologue: "Travels in Vermeer" by Michael White

Sep 8, 2015

Monday evening at Prologue, Ben Steelman of the StarNews talks to writer, poet and chair of the UNCW Creative Writing Department, Michael White, about his memoir Travels in Vermeer. Join us for the conversation Monday at 7 pm at WHQR

Monday, September 14th, 7 pm

MC Erny Gallery at WHQR, 254 N. Front Street, Suite 3

About the Author:

Since 1994, Michael White has lived in Wilmington, North Carolina. He teaches at The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he currently serves as Chair of the Creative Writing Department. Michael has published poetry and prose in The Paris Review, The New Republic, The Kenyon Review, Image, The Best American Poetry, and many other magazines and anthologies. Read more about Michael White here.

About the memoir:

In the midst of a divorce (in which the custody of his young daughter is at stake) and over the course of a year, the poet Michael White, travels to Amsterdam, The Hague, Delft, London, Washington, and New York to view the paintings of Johannes Vermeer, an artist obsessed with romance and the inner life.  He is astounded by how consoling it is to look closely at Vermeer’s women, at the artist’s relationship to his subjects, and at how composition reflects back to the viewer such deep feeling. Includes the author’s very personal study of Vermeer. Through these travels and his encounters with Vermeer’s radiant vision, White finds grace and personal transformation.

 

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