Poetry. Wrong ticks on, and it feeds on silence. In her book, WHEN ANIMALS ARE ANIMALS, Betsy Johnson refuses to be "the quietest person in the world." She names where the teeth are, gets closer to the kick she knows is coming, and makes her weary spirit take up the empty rucksack, because there is work to be done. That is the work of standing up to the "cloud monster," of being an antidote, of finding hope in a knot of stones.
Jessica's English translations of four poems by Italian poet Andrea de Alberti were just published in the Italian journal Versodove.
Christopher Bolin has undertaken—beautifully and with immeasurable tact—the task of loving this world rightly and really. The task is endless, and he rejoices in it. The task is intricate, and his joy magnifies it in sublime detail. Ascension Theory is a lustrous book.”—Donald Revell, author, Tantivy
The politics of Old Age in Shakespeare’s King Lear
Her current publications include American Enchantment, Book Review, “A very Dangerous Talent." Wit for Women in Hannah Webster Foster’s The Boarding School.
A digital book featuring works from our artists' book collection.
Artists’ Books at Clemens Library: Integrations Curriculum is a “born-digital” book that aims to make Clemens Artists’ Book Collection more visible. There are stunning works in this collection: a book that serves as a memorial to the disappeared in Chile, a portfolio of prints addressing climate change, the libretto for Anne Carson’s experimental opera based on the life of a 14th-century mystic (printed at the Welle Book Arts Studio at CSB). Because the collection must be locked away and because the library catalog entries can’t capture the distinctive features of these books, it has been difficult for faculty members and students to discover these works.
Link to book here.