The cover art for A Palette of Leaves by Edythe Haendel Schwartz has been named as a finalist for the 2013 Eric Hoffer – daVinci eye Award.
Each year, the Eric Hoffer Award for books presents the da Vinci Eye to the title(s) with superior cover artwork. Cover art is judged on both content and style. The da Vinci Eye is given in honor of the historic artist/scientist/inventor Leonardo da Vinci. This is an additional distinction beneath the Eric Hoffer Award umbrella.
“All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.”
“Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.”
-Leonardo da Vinci
This honor is particularly apt for “A Palette of Leaves”, because the cover features Edythe’s own artwork. The author/aritst worked hand-in-hand with Mayapple Press founder
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A Palette of Leaves – Edythe Haendel Schwartz
Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 72pp
$14.95 plus S&H
2012, ISBN 978-1-936419-14-2
Edythe Haendel Schwartz is the author of “Exposure,” Finishing Line Press, 2007, a nominee for the California Book Award. Her poem “A Natural Phenomenon,” won first prize in the 2012 Friends of Acadia Poetry competition, and her poem “Resist” was a winner in Persimmon Tree’s 2011 Western States Poetry Competition. In 2006 and 2008, Edythe was awarded grants for residencies at The Vermont Studio Center. Her poems appear widely in journals and anthologies, including Calyx, Cave Wall, California Quarterly, PMS, Poetica, Natural
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