September 16, 2014: Great art often moves us beyond words. But for Brookline-based poet, essayist, college teacher, and cancer survivor Carol Dine, art inspires her verse. In her new collection Orange Night Dine has written poems to accompany paintings by Lithuanian-born artist Samuel Bak. According to the jacket copy, the book is “a unique dialogue on the subject of the Holocaust.”
Carol Dine will be reading from Orange Night at the Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, on Sunday, 9/21, at 6PM. I met with Carol to talk about how she became acquainted with Bak’s work and how writing about the Holocaust while also undergoing treatment for breast cancer actually helped her in her healing process.