Sharon Chmielarz
Visibility Ten Miles

Visibility: Ten Miles

a Prairie Memoir in Poetry and Photography

Sharon Chmielarz, poet
Ken Smith, photographer
North Star Press of St. Cloud, 2015

Visibility: Ten Miles is a collaboration of poetry and photography between Sharon Chmielarz, poet, and Ken Smith, photographer. Both are well acquainted with the prairie; hence these photos and poems include not only grasslands but also the unusual only insiders have seen. These images come from two angles, what the eye sees and what the heart responds to. The title suggests the ability on the prairie to see in distance of miles, not of city blocks or minutes. Here it can suggest something more lies ahead which is unseen. And that is what this book brings to the reader—what might be unseen or unremembered or not yet imagined to the eye.

Listen and read: “Navigation by Metaphor

Honors and Recognition

Midwest Book Awards finalist 2015