Friday 6 January 2023

One Poem by Susan Isla Tepper with Art by Digby Beaumont


Art - Outcrop - by Digby Beaumont



The boy at the end

watches creatures

slipping out of walls

through cracked woodwork

the fireplace mortar

centuries burning

is crumbling

like dry bread.


Insignificant to the boy.  


He opens the batten door

gets smacked by winds.

Licking a finger and

holding it up to gauge.

Oblivious to love.


He has waited a long time

for a thunderous implosion.

Stepping out now

watching it almost with glee.

Susan Isla Tepper is a twenty-year writer and the author of 11 published books of fiction and poetry and 2 stage plays. Her play ‘The Crooked Heart” concerning artist Jackson Pollock in his later years was presented as a staged reading on October 25, 2022 at the Irish Repertory Theatre in NYC. Tepper’s new satirical Novel titled ‘Office’ is coming any day now from Wilderness House Press. Another Novel titled ‘Hair of a Fallen Angel’ will be published by Cervena Barva Press in the spring.

Digby Beaumont is a self-taught artist. His work has been published extensively in collaboration with writers of fiction, poetry and music. He works on portraits, still lifes and landscapes. He also has a series titled I Don’t Know What Came Over Me, a whimsical and poignant take on the theme of what it is to be human. He works with acrylic paint, mostly on canvas board, and pen and ink on paper. Digby became a professional artist in 2021. He is also a widely published writer.


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