BOMB Clark Coolidge and Keith Waldrop
Poetry • 2000 • ISBN 1-887123-32-6 • $12 PB • 10" x 8" • 48 pp
A landmark collaboration between poet Clark Coolidge and poet/translator/artist Keith Waldrop, Bomb is a meditation on a book of photographs that document the Manhattan Project. Coolidge’s thirty page poem investigates a subject often too traumat- ic to consider directly—the impact of the atomic bomb on our lives. Keith Waldrop’s series of col- lages are literal reworkings of the original pictures: deep blacks and bright whites excavated from the book, remade in the image of the poem.
CLARK COOLIDGE is the author of numerous collections including two titles pub- lished by Sun & Moon, The Crystal Text (1995) and Own Face (1993,) as well as The Book of During (The Figures 1991).
KEITH WALDROP is coeditor of Burning Deck Press and directs the Graduate Writing Program at Brown University. His most recent book is Semiramis If I Remember (Self- Portrait As Mask) published by Avec Books in 2001.
EN FAMILLE Robert Creeley and Elsa Dorfman Artists’ Books/Poetry • 1999 • ISBN 1-887123-26-1 • $19.95 HB • 8 1/4" x 6 1/4" • 80 pp
“ROBERT CREELEY & ELSA DORFMAN bring us the real news of the different ways the word ‘family’ has been made to leap beyond its lexical meanings.
Poet and photographer register how family is being re-envisioned by those who live as individuals within a ‘securing center.’ Beginning with, and subverting William Wordsworth’s
quintessential Romantic image of the self ” . Jh Y — o n au
ELSA DORFMAN & ROBERT CREELEY have known one another since the 1960s; En Famille is their second collaboration. Their first, His Idea, was published by Coach House Press in 1975. Dorfman’s photographs of Creeley also appear on several of the poet’s books.