i ordered nox by anne carson and it arrived monday. it is the book i wish i had created:

it is one long accordion fold of text/image/collage, housed in a clamshell box.

written after her brother died, the author’s visual exploration of grief is familiar to me.

the ephemera/photos/collages/clippings convey what written words cannot say.

i want to devour it up all in one sitting… but i also want to savor every page.

7 responses to “nox

  1. alex sunday says:

    ooh, this looks so special.

  2. Anna says:

    Wow, it looks amazing.

  3. Asiye says:

    it looks very special! beautiful

  4. Sonya says:

    Anne Carson! Whoa, now there’s a name I haven’t heard since my MFA experimental poetry days. And you read Gertrude Stein. How awesome (frickin’ awesome) are you?

  5. jen v says:

    wow! that is a book i would like to have.

  6. jackie says:

    Indeed that does look an incredible book! I would like to echo Sonya – How frickin awesome are you??
    And quite frankly I think you could create a book like this!

  7. Chandler says:

    Holy cow, I love it when publishers take a leap of faith and produce something akin to an artist book. I’ll have to check this one out.

    Have you seen “Manhattan Unfurled” by Matteo Pericoli? It’s a horizontal accordion book of one long continuous drawing of all the buildings along the “edges” (coast) of Manhattan. I think it might still be in print…check it out!

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