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  • By Elizabeth Reed
    Sep 30, 2018
    "Be astonished. Pay attention, Tell about it." These instructions for living from poet Mary Oliver are embodied and made accessible to others in artist Josie Merck and poet Nancy Greenaway's vibrant collaboration, Present on Block Island. Through visual and verbal depictions of landscape, living creatures and experiences their book rouses the spirit, calms the soul and reminds us of the beauty and meaning of community, nature, relationships with others and personal "everyday" events. To spend time in the pages of Present on Block Island is to be in the company of a kindred spirit with whom the reader shares deep connections with animals, birds, a special place and humankind. The scenarios, emotions and paintings give both the warmth of companionship and the centering, sacred sense of solitude. Greenaway writes that upon arrival on the island which became her home, she "absorbed the essence of this place and was calmed." Part of the artistry of her words... More > and Merck's graceful uplifting paintings is their similar effect: they enable the reader to absorb the essence of a beloved place and be calmed. Each time I reopen this book - which is to say often-- it enriches the present and reminds, invites, compels me to be fully present, to be here now.< Less
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Product Details

1st edition
Corn Neck Press
December 18, 2017
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Full color
0.67 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
8.5 wide x 8.5 tall
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