Pots and Other Living Beings (Paperback)

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Pots and Other Living Beings is a literally and visually compelling first poetry collection by upcoming Indigenous artist annie ross. The text combines socially conscious poems with geographically grounded photographs, each describing an aspect of living in the postmodern, neoliberal age. All compositions emphasize in evocative ways our times' disillusions and disenchantments, promised and failed utopias, material and cultural ruins, alienations and dispossessions. The work stems from the poet's gathering of thousands of photographs and field notes during a research trip to the Southwestern United States, exploring the founding, making, dreaming, and proliferation of nuclear weapons since the 1940s. The poems in Pots and Other Living Beings hint at and reflect upon the food, arts, schools, hospitals, family farms, and alternate existences peoples could have enjoyed if our resources, imagination, time, and energy had been directed towards l i f e, in all of its forms.

About the Author

annie ross (Maya/Irish) works with and in communities, and is in love with Mother Earth and all of her Natural and Supernatural Beings.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781772012361
ISBN-10: 177201236X
Publisher: Talonbooks
Publication Date: November 19th, 2019
Pages: 208
Language: English