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Legend /Legend

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poetry + images

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An extraordinary collaboration between poet and artist, this book is a collection of poems constructed by Justin Petropoulos via manipulation and redaction of Edna Keaton’s The Book of Earths, published in 1928, a comprehensive history of theories about the shape of the Earth and its collective folklore. This iteration – one of multiple manifestations – includes poetry of various lengths and forms, organized as titled chapters.

Ink drawings on paper produced by Carla Gannis in response to audio recordings of each poem are further informed by many of the original illustrations in The Book of Earths, most of which are variations of Earth maps. Illustrated plates from The Book of Earths Redacted text page, Word processed page, drawing done in response to recordings of recorded readings of the poems.