Paris Light

Paris Light (paperback)
Paris Light (paperback)
Paperback B format 128 x 198 mm. 102 pages. Full colour internals and cover.
Illustrations by Martin Kent.
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Paris Light is an intensely personal Plan de Paris. What began as a tongue-in-cheek attempt by Jean Kent to write a poem for each letter of the alphabet, based on streets or places in Paris which had meaning for her, evolved into an emotional map of her time there with her husband, Martin, trying to live as locals. Many of the poems are set within easy walking distance of the Cité Internationale des Arts, where the couple lived during two six-month Australia Council residencies, firstly in 1994 and later in 2011. With the inclusion of Martin’s art works, which complement the poems but have their own idiosyncratic focus, this book is both a celebration of the romance between words and images and the magic of the City of Light.

Martin Kent

Martin Kent grew up in Brisbane, and currently lives at Lake Macquarie, NSW. After completing a BSc and Dip Ed, followed by a Diploma of Art (Alexander Mackie CAE), he worked as a physics and computing teacher in TAFE for 30 years. Now that he has retired, Martin photographs and draws wherever he goes, and enjoys creating hybrid art constructions. His artwork has been exhibited at MAC yapang, Museum of Art and Culture, Lake Macquarie and at John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle. His paintings have also been published in Paris in my Pocket (Jean Kent, Pitt Street Poetry 2016).