Marj Norris immediately engages the reader as the voice of Matisse. From his beginnings, we follow him through the streets of Paris and to the end of his life as he explores a wide range of color and style. In their form and language, Norris' poems succeed in reflecting Matisse's return to minimal shapes and exquisite color toward the end of his life. I felt as though Matisse and I were sitting in a cafe, and he was telling me his thoughts and ideas.
- Kathleen Shoemaker, co-author of InnerSessions
Marj Norris channels Matisse in color drenched words, in dreamscape and in yearning toward perfection. Her poems ring with the plangent sounds of the artist’s life with his voice clear and the beauty of his works sounding through these vivid poems.
- Linda Drajem, co-author of InnerSessions.
Matisse: A Life in Metaphor