Uni-Verse: Poetry - Prints - Proofs by Visionary Humans

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Battery Journal Publishing, 2020 - Anthologies
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Uni-Verse Poetry - Art - Proofs by Visionary Humans is devoted to the work of contemporary poets and visual artists. The unifying principle organizing the book is Relational Order Theory, which presents a context for all existing systems to be considered as a relational whole. The poets chosen for this book create an intersectional, multi-generational poesis, from David Ferry, who is 96, to Grace Macnair, 31. These unique voices, honed at very different times, all speak to us of the complexity, beauty, and struggles intrinsic to our human condition. Similarly, art through its aesthetic and existential power, helps us to better understand the meaning of our existence. In times of crisis art provides philosophical and spiritual insights, catharsis, and healing. Historically artists are the visionaries whose work possesses the power to capture the full range of human experience, from the horrors of war to the ecstasy of transcendent love. Our vision behind this collection of superlative poets and artists is to present work as both deeply enmeshed in the specificity of history and at the same time, an enduring, crucial human constant.

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Editor Anna Ehrsam is a New York based artist, patented inventor, and a professor of art history and studio art. Ehrsam is Editor-in-Chief of Battery Journal and Battery Journal Publishing and co-directs Park Place Gallery. She exhibits her work internationally and is engaged in a rigorous exploration of new ideas, technology, and forms, both physical and metaphysical. Her work expands the languages of form, technology, color, light, sound, and text, using their intrinsic physical properties to make concrete and ephemeral phenomenon, which she embodies in large sculpture, intimate artifacts, immersive installations, drawings, documents, videos, books, and social sculpture. She received her Masters degree from Yale University School of Art.

Editor Katherine Jackson lives and works in Brooklyn. Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries in New York City, elsewhere in the U.S., and Europe. Her exhibitions and commissions in public spaces include large-scale installations celebrating the 100th anniversary of the New York Public Library and the Manhattan Bridge, as well as in New York's Tenement Museum. Her installation will be included in a sculpture show at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021. A graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, she has a doctorate from Harvard and is a published poet as well as a visual artist.

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