This weekend’s edition of Triad Arts has a nice interview (starts at 38:50) with most of the creative team behind the New River Breakdown covers project. I really enjoyed talking with WFDD’s Bethany Chafin and the NRB team. Bethany did a great job of capturing the story of this project and it was a energizing chat.
There’s a tidbit from our conversation that didn’t make it into the edited interview I wanted to share. While discussing my printing process, Bethany introduced me to a new word:
1 : writing material (as a parchment or tablet) used one or more times after
earlier writing has been erased
2 : something having usually diverse layers or aspects apparent beneath the surface
Has some lovely overlapping with many creative thought and art-making processes, doesn’t it? Later that same day, Terry shared this poem: How to Make a Palimpsest by Katherine Durham Oldmixon—another poet’s take on the same word. Nice Plate of Shrimp, eh? I love discovering new things.
You can listen to the full interview with Bethany and the team on the WFDD website. (drop in at minute-marker 38:50 to hear our conversation)
Bethany Chafin talks to poet Terry Kennedy, editor Andrew Saulters, and artists Tristin Miller and Woodie Anderson: Terry Kennedy’s new collection of poetry, New River Breakdown, is a work of art on many levels. The collection, published by Greensboro-based Unicorn Press, contains 44 beautiful poems, is hand stitched (yes, each and every one!) by the Press members themselves, and each book will have one of 5 original works of art as the cover. Terry and his publisher Andrew Saulters collaborated with four local artists for the covers. Tristin Miller, Woodie Anderson, Matthew Brinkley, Chuck Johnson, and Andrew himself each created a piece of art inspired by Terry’s work. New River Breakdown will be released this Sunday, October 20th. Terry, who is also the Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at UNC Greensboro, stopped by WFDD to read from and discuss the collection, and he was joined by Andrew Saulters of Unicorn Press, as well as two of the artists who contributed their work to the project, Tristin Miller and Woodie Anderson.