The Undefended Hour

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I asked Kim Ayres to take my April, 2013 poems and the black and white photographs that inspired them, and make a book.

If you  look at a situation out of a known context you will invent a context. We make sense of the world all the time in this manner. The process is called imagination, or projective identification, or  prejudice.

The photographs were weird, hilarious, unsettling. Kim suggested that the back cover of the book might also go beyond the usual, beyond the camera-ready smile. He suggested we set up a scenario and invite viewers of the finished work to enter into a relationship with it, to create a narrative of their own.

My poetry collection, The Undefended Hour, is in progress. If nothing else I have a back cover.

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One Response to The Undefended Hour

  1. Obviously, I have been absent too long. This is not only hysterical but beautifully done and an appropriate backdrop for you NaPo poems.

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