Portrait of Karen Harlow in charcoal, by her sister Nancy Knight
In the words of poet Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, Karen Harlow is a "true guardian angel. I can see why Luis Omar Salinas is so inspired to write such powerful poetry [on her behalf], such as Chivalry [a poem dedicated to Karen Harlow by Salinas]." -- From a letter to THT Editor Mike Burch
In addition to being a veritable angel, Karen Harlow is also a talented photographer and artist, and she has been kind enough to provide us with photos and portraits of some of our favorite subjects: poets! Although we profess to know them by their words, Karen Harlow helps us to "read between the lines" of their oft-furrowed brows ...
Poet Luis Omar Salinas
"This is the portrait of Omar I completed in January of this year. It is based on a picture I took of him reading a book between rain storms outside the Barnes and Noble here in Fresno, California. He loves an outing to the bookstore, finding a new book, and having coffee outside at one of the tables, weather permitting. I think this really shows his character and looks exactly like he looks at those times." -- Karen Harlow, in a letter to THT editor Mike Burch
Poet Luis C. Berriozabal
Portrait of Luis C. Berriozabal, March 2004, limited edition print in black and white.
Poet Michael McClintock "in Triplicate"
And one to grow on ...
Red Tree at Fall
Pond with Reflections
Portrait of Daniella