Some time back I came across this wonderful article by Corinne Segal describing the amazing photo work being done by B.A Van Sise in chronicling and documenting some of today's greatest living poets. What really captivated me, what made this work be more than just portraits of writers, is the great extent, the lengths to which Van Sise went to assure that each poet's individual nature, their essence was captured in their portrait. Each photograph as elegantly unique as each subject's poetry. Charmed and a bit enamored with this concept, I've set out in similar fashion. It is the intent of this ongoing project, Portraits of Poetry, to create an online gallery featuring photographs of contemporary writers and poets along with their written work. In doing so, to narrow and blur the gap between the visual and written arts, and maybe even expand on the meaning of "poetry".