“One could say that the whole of life lies in seeing…” (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: The Human Phenomenon, trans. Sarah Appleton-Weber, p. 3) We 21st century humans do a lot of looking—through telescopes, microscopes and endoscopes, and don’t forget gunscopes. […]

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Latest Projects

My first solo book of poems, Lit Only by a Few Thousand Stars, has been chosen  Winner of a 2023 Blue Light Press Book Award.  I have been writing this book for fifteen years, in dedication to our son, Peter.  […]

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Maybe the only way to depict Coyote is with disappearing ink. As soon as the i’s are dotted and the t’s crossed on some summarizing fact or observation, this scrappy resilient American cousin to the wolf and dog has already […]

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The current geologic  age, the Holocene, began when the last ice age ended and wooly mammoths and giant sloths began to die off. Humans had already been around for a while–building fires, making tools, developing language, leaving their handprints and paintings […]

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Suddenly, in the museum of birdsong I remember the brightness of his flaxen hair. How my boy lit the nursery room himself. As himself. That was why he could not sleep. Could not lie still in his crib, had to […]

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  • About Anna Kodama

    Pennsylvania Painter and Artist. Since 2008, I have been painting more deeply, with joy, and as if it really matters.

  • The Waking

    I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
    I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.
    I learn by going where I have to go.
    We think by feeling, What is there to know?

    – by Theodore Roethke

  • What Others Have To Say…

    "Her paintings are dramatic and full of life and color."

    -- Jennie Parsons

  • Contact

    Anna Kodama

    Phone: (610) 349-6092