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Bordering on Miraculous
Bordering on Miraculous

Bordering on Miraculous

0-3

korero series

POETRY

96 Pages, 7.5 x 9.75

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $35.00 (CA $45.00) (US $35.00)

Publication Date: July 2022

ISBN 9781991151131

Rights: US & CA

Massey University Press (Jul 2022)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: July 2022
 

Overview

In this luscious collaboration poet Lynley Edmeades and painter Saskia Leek explore ideas of the quotidian and its everyday miracles. Their close, intense domestic observations merge with the philosophical, in a quest for deeper meaning. Leek's high-colour palette and symbolic investigation of the domestic provide Edmeades with a starting point, to which she writes back with a chromatic and vivid pen. In repetitive and evolving processes, artist and poet speak to each other through a prismatic renewal of familiar objects and images—fruit bowls, ceramic cups, sleeping babies, the view from a window—holding them up to the light and presenting them anew. This fourth book in the korero series of 'picture books for grown-ups,' edited by Lloyd Jones, is as surprising, engaging, and delightful and its predecessors.

Author Biography

Saskia Leek was born in Christchurch. She has an MFA from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, and has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. She was nominated for the Walters Prize in 2010 for the exhibition "Yellow is the Putty of the World" and has been the subject of the touring survey show Desk Collection, spanning twenty years of work. Lynley Edmeades was born in Putaruru and is the author of two collections of poetry, As the Verb Tenses (2016) and Listening In (2019). She has an MA in Creative Writing from the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen's University Belfast, and a PhD in English from the University of Otago. She is the current editor of Landfall.