Dappled Things, which pairs 23 photogravures by Peter Miller with poems by Robin Chapman, explores the sensations, in word and picture, created by sunlight filtering through trees, conjuring an imaginary world from daydreams. The poem Who Knows How, turns the flower-pond of Interlude into a waltz as we turn and spin / turn and spin -- music / holding us in its arms. Sheer magic!
58 pages, portfolio in blue slipcase, 22 x 22 cm, ISBN: 978-2-908120-28-8.
Prints in Dappled Things: Reach for the Sky, Carried Away, Turning Point, Bramble-8, Grainwaves, River of Light, Secret Sympathies, Morning Glory, Oze Summer, Ozenuma, Tidings, Arc of Time, Best Wishes, Potato Moons, Beyond the Sunset, Leaf-whispers, Interlude, Yukinoshita-2, Fermentation, Night Snow, Waking the Gods, First Light, Wave-Embraced.
Robin Chapman is the author of twelve collections of poetry, including the Parallel Press chapbook The Only Everglades in the World and the Posner Poetry Award-winning books The Way In (Tebot Bach) and Images of a Complex World: The Art and Poetry of Chaos (World Scientific; with J.C. Sprott's fractals and explanations). Her book The Dreamer Who Counted the Dead (WordTech Editions) received a Wisconsin Library Association Outstanding Poetry Book of the Year Award, and her book Abundance received the Cider Press Editors' Book Award. The Eelgrass Meadow (Tebot Bach) is her most recent book. She has received three Wisconsin Arts Board grants, including a 2007 Literary Arts Fellowship, and collaborated with composers, painters, textile artists and scientists in producing work. She is recipient of the 2010 Appalachia Poetry Prize. Robin Chapman lives in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Poems in Dappled Things: Glory Be, Dappled Things, Couple-Color, Rose, Moles, Stipple, Trout, Fire, Finches' Wings, Pieced, Fold, Trades, Counter, Spare, Fickle Freckled, Who Knows How, Swift Slow, Sweet Sour, Adazzle, He Fathers Forth, Past Change, Praise (paired with the prints above in the same order)
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Clairvoyant includes 14 elegantly printed images from photogravure etchings by Peter Miller, and an essay by art philosopher Marie Parra-Aledo. For more information, and to purchase the book for $24 including postage, please visit the Clairvoyant page.
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