Guest Authors & Poets
Peter Shefler was born in 1950 and raised in a remote rural area of Western Pennsylvania filled with the wonders of nature, and nurtured by a family of visual artists, Peter Shefler has been writing poetry since the age of twelve. He began a study of ancient mythologies and the creative process shortly thereafter and finished his formal education in English literature and poetry at Reed College in Portland Oregon. Over the ensuing decades he mastered the practice of a number of the realms of the visual arts, finally specializing in photography, but always came back to poetry for his deepest expressions of a sometimes devastating and sometimes ecstatic but always richly emotional continuum of personal experiences and observations.
Always seeking to maintain a deep connection to the mystery of the natural world and the spiritual aspects involved in the creation of art, Peter often combines his poetry with photographic images — the poem sometimes inspiring the creation of the photograph, and the photograph often inspiring the mood of the poem. He is currently working on A Book of Colors, listing several thousand historical color names interspersed with photographs of the natural world highlighting those colors and a compilation of poetry and other literature that contains the names of those colors.
Japanese Red Maple I - The Seed
Japanese Red Maple II - Fallen In The Frost
Japanese Red Maple III - Seeking Shelter
To the Moon on the Subject of Darkness
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