What I See


A friend once said “your poems are like photographs.”  What I see goes in to words, translated through what I think, how I sort language to get the image I want on paper. Now I’m trying it without words.  And loving it.


About Grace Mattern

Grace Mattern is a poet, writer, mother, grandmother, partner, friend, family member, gardener, triathlete, hiker and for 30 years was the Executive Director of the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. She resigned her position at the Coalition on June 15, 2011 in order to concentrate on her writing, while continuing to engage in the movement to end violence against women as a consultant and advisor. Her chapbook Fever of Unknown Origin was published in 2001 and her full-length poetry book The Truth About Death was published in 2012.
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6 Responses to What I See

  1. nancy durborow says:

    Love your words and your art.

    • Grace Mattern says:

      Thank you, Nancy. I’m so glad to know you read my blog and to be connected to you in that way. I hope all is well with you.

  2. Lucinda Poulsen says:

    Great work

  3. Grace Mattern says:

    Right now it’s the only way I’m creating art. I’m new to visual art, though I’ve been writing forever. But I’m going deeper in to this — I start a drawing class next week!

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