THEN AGAIN: Vintage Photography Reimagined by One Artist and Thirty-One Writers
This expansive and artfully designed anthology features 31 beautiful photographs of my art and original stories and poems written in response by as many top-notch authors. The 8 x 10 inch book comprises 190 pages of art and writing. Exclusive edition of 325 copies. ISBN 978-0-9897900-7-9
Contributors include some of the freshest and most accomplished voices in literary and speculative fiction and poetry: Unoma Azuah, Akiko Busch, Tina Connolly, Andrea Martinez Corbin, John Crowley, Paul Di Filippo, Safia Elhillo, Jeffrey Ford, Shawn Frazier, Kij Johnson, Kirsten Imani Kasai, Karin Lowachee, Simone Muench, Paul Park, Christine Poreba, Jennifer Rapaport, Erin Roberts, Mary Ruefle, Sofia Samatar, Gregory Scheckler, Hollis Seamon, John Seven, Jim Shepard, Karen Shepard, Renee Simms, Sara St. Antoine, Sarena Ulibarri, Marjorie Thomsen, Sarena Ulibarri, and Izzy Wasserstein.
There’s also a 1980’s poem by Jorie Graham, and a 1995 haiku by Sonia Sanchez, to which I made artworks in response. Plus an introduction by curator Judie Gilmore. The books are beautifully designed by David Edge.
THEN AGAIN (remix)
This nine chapter, 90 page version of THEN AGAIN is a slimmer 8×10 inch open edition. The book stands on its own as carefully curated anthology of art and written responses by Akiko Busch, Tina Connolly, Christine Poreba, Erin Roberts, Sofia Samatar, Hollis Seamon, Jim and Karen Shepard, Sara St. Antoine, and Izzy Wassertsein. ISBN 978-0-9897900-8-6
THEN AGAIN was successfully funded by 200+ backers pledging more than $30,000 on Kickstarter in April 2019. Thanks to all those generous backers, we were able to create the exclusive edition of 325 books plus the unlimited remix version. Both were released in December 2019.
Copies of both books are also available at The Williams Bookstore, the MASS MoCA Store, The Clark Museum Store, and Market Block Books in Troy, and Opalka Gallery in Albany. THEN AGAIN (remix) is available at The Bookshop in Bennington and The Bookhouse of Stuyvesant Plaza.
This project was supported in part by an A.R.T. grant, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and a grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.