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Concordance

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Poetry. Art. CONCORDANCE is a new collaborative work by three acclaimed contemporary artists: poet Mei-mei Berssenbrugge and sculptor Kiki Smith, working with book artist, Anne McKeown. Inspired by Smith's image of a dandelion, whose floating silks she compares to reading, the poem traces agreements and embeddings of human and animal bodies, ideas, dreams and emotion in a ...more
Paperback, 42 pages
Published August 2nd 2006 by Kelsey Street Press
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Matthew
May 10, 2016 Matthew rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
Concordance contains two poems: "Concordance" and "Red Quiet".

"Concordance" is accompanied by the artwork of Kiki Smith. The shape of the book (almost a perfect square) and the size of the type, along with Smith's art, gave "Concordance" the feel of a children's book. Perhaps this is intentional. The contents of "Concordance" begin simply/innocently enough... But quickly develop in their complexity...
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"Red Quiet" contains no artwork. Instead, "Red Quiet" is printed on red paper that is so thin it
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Michael Vagnetti
Mar 15, 2012 Michael Vagnetti rated it it was amazing
Of the essentials of communication, spaces between, and understanding. When the impact or occurrence of words happens outside of them, poetry is actually not "about words." Instead, words have analogs in nature that need to be mystically understood as transactions of energy, color, and light.
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Aug 23, 2007 Cindy rated it really liked it
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