Poems by Annabel Lee. All the poems in the book are 34 syllables, except for the title poems in the Basket series. 90 pages, 6x9. Printed in an edition of 300 copies at Warwick Press, Warwick, NY. The cover, Boat Pond, is from an oil painting by artist Duncan Hannah. Layout and Design and back cover photo by Monica Claire Antonie. ISBN# 978-0-615-68269-3
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Annabel Lee is the author of Basket (Accent Editions, 2012). Portions of At the Heart of the World (O Press, 1979), her translations of Blaise Cendrars, have been set to music by composer Garrett List. Her poetry, prose, and essays have appeared in Dodgems, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Saturday Morning, Exquisite Corpse, and lots of other great magazines and in books. She is semi-retired as publisher of Vehicle Editions and recently earned her M.A. in Teaching. She sings old-time music she learned from her aunt, Hally Wood.
Duncan Hannah, Cover Artist of Basket, was a New York-based figurative painter who had over 50 solo exhibitions in the United States and England since his debut in 1981. Hannah's paintings are represented in collections both nationally and internationally, ranging from The Metropolitan Museum, NY, to the private collection of Mick Jagger.
Still-life miniatures of a poet’s feelings compressed to tell mostly the motion of her body in love (or not). The environment appears impressionistically only when the world bothers the body’s moves. The form is almost haiku, the dance almost kabuki. - Andrei Codrescu -- author of “So Recently Rent a World” (2012)
A charming collection of quotidian objects, these poems, both hints and headlines of observation, fact and “landslides of my emotional career.” Basket gathers and distributes winningly the particulars of a life of flux and imagination. – Anne Waldman