Welcome VT poet Terry Hauptman to Northshire when she completes her triptych of poetry collections with the publication of her latest, The Tremulous Seasons.
“Underlying is her knowledge of spells... Burns, seethes, gives birth in heat/heart to create a city of flames.” -Joy Harjo on Hauptman's On Hearing Thunder.
Terry Linda Hauptman is the author of the previous poetry collections: Masquerading in Clover: Fantasy of the Leafy Fool, Rattle, On Hearing Thunder, and The Indwelling of Dissonance. She has a Master’s degree in Poetry from The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, and a Ph.D in Interdisciplinary Arts from Ohio University, Athens. She reads her poetry rhapsodically and exhibits her luminous Songline Scrolls nationally. She has taught World Art, Poetry, Ethnopoetics, as well as Multicultural Correspondences in Art and Poetry at several universities and workshops. She lives in Vermont with Robert and Kira Lily.
“The paintings and poems of Terry Hauptman are mature in conception and excite the resonant issues of our day with visceral and spiritual overtones. Terry has written that her works often focus on a phoenix theme of hope rising from tragedy. They churn the blood of our past into an informed metaphor, which transcends a temporal definition. Her images urge on the symbolic. Their figures and potent calls shrieking and whimpering assert echoes of ancestry that resound in the chambers of today. Through a curious eye they utter, whisper and choke us with tentative movements that blend reality, history, dreams, sand, water, wine, blood to intimate an unforeseen direction comprising a part of humankind’s silhouette. Our eyes water from their sophisticated plan which in essence remains hidden from sight.” -Brian Fitzpatrick, Composer/Professor/Jazz Musician