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Letters to Goya : Poems, Titles and Letters to the Dead - by James Magee (Hardcover)

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Why is Carl Jung dancing in the Streets of Death? Because one of his favorites among the living—artist James Magee, the creator of the colossal desert stonework, The Hill, and “the alleged” anima incarnate of the mysterious artist Annabel Livermore—has concocted this brew of poems and letters from the lands of Ordinary and Surreal. The poems flutter like butterflies from his imagination as he creates large steel assemblages. Weirdly, “Letters to Goya” are found pieces from 1955, from the rickety typewriter of the Duchess of Alba, who in (sur)real life is an old lady who wheel-chairs around the Waikiki Trailer Park in Sweetwater, Texas. Are the letters real? Well, yes. And no!

Tonight a cold rain falls in Tucson.Under an overpass I see you standing stark-naked,Juan,headlights streaming by,you toweling off with a wing of a blue and yellow birdfound moments ago near a storm sewer,as if water were confessing of white tile,a room without walls, reallywhere earlier you had imagined yourself as a bearded ancient,a Mesopotamian Lord kneeling down in the wet grass near the freewayto sing to an open field.

James Magee and his partner, actress Camilla Carr, live in El Paso, Texas, in the home of Annabel Livermore.

Kerry Doyle is the Director and Curator of the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts (University of Texas at El Paso), and a widely published scholar and respected curator of Latin-American and United States/Mexico Border arts.

Number of Pages: 160
Genre: Poetry, Art
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Author: James Magee
Language: English
Street Date: January 8, 2019
TCIN: 53801926
UPC: 9781941026977
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-5592
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