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Seeking : poetry and prose inspired by the art of Jonathan Green / edited by Kwame Dawes and Marjory Wentworth.

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  • 3 of 5 copies available at SC LENDS.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson - Anderson Main Library SC 810.9 Seeking (Text) 27172329 Adult SC Archives Storage -
Beaufort - Beaufort District Collection SC 704.03965 GRE 2013 (Text) 0530010900997 Beaufort District Collection - Reference Available -
Kershaw - Camden Library SC 810.9 SEE (Text) 33255003504686 Adult South Carolina Non-Fiction Available -
South Carolina State Library 810.99757 SEEK (Text) 0010103566294 Adult SC Collection Non-Circulating -
South Carolina State Library 810.99757 SEEK (Text) 0010103566302 Adult SC Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781611170917
  • ISBN: 1611170915
  • ISBN: 9781611170924
  • ISBN: 1611170923
  • Physical Description: xvi, 60 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, [2013]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
What is required / Paul Allen -- On viewing Roundnice triptych, ca. 1410-1420(?), and viewing Jonathan Green's Seeking at Mepkin / Carol Ann Davis -- Into the forest / Richard Garcia -- October in Eden / Bryan Penberthy -- Singing at the edge of need / Susan Laughter Meyers -- Anagram of Seeking / Susan Laughter Meyers -- Seeking / Denny Stiles -- Awakening to myself / Linda Annas Ferguson -- Giving birth / Marcus Amaker -- Furnace / Ed Madden -- Caul (after) Jonathan Call Green / Nikky Finney -- No longer seeking allegories / Charlene Spearen -- Seeking / Ray Dominguez -- Last stand / Ray McManus -- Lost and found / Ellen E. Hyatt -- Seeking / Marjory Wentworth -- Packing a suitcase / Barbara G.S. Hagerty -- Crossing / Katherine Williams -- The seeking child / Mary Hutchins Harris -- One year / Ellie Maas Davis -- A different year / Stephen White -- Becoming me / Syieve Locklair -- Brother 2 brother / Alvin J. Green -- Seeking / Andrew Calhoun -- You's a Stewart / Carol Maxzine Peels -- Open spaces / Kwame Dawes -- Seeking, a performance / Damon L. Fordham -- Seek and ye shall find / Delores B. Nevils -- Seeking / Wes Demott -- Never forget the bridge / Trish Dunaway.
Summary, etc.:
The best art has the uncanny ability not only to give pleasure to those who view it but also to led to a desire to respond. The best artists are a force for all art, and renowned Gullah artist Jonathan Green's work has inspired a wide range of responses from artists around the world. In Seeking we see how Green's art prompts works of poetry, prose, and memoir. Seeking's evocative power lies in the intimacy of this dialogue, which speaks to the shared sense of landscape and culture that Green stirs in these writers, ranging from close friends and fellow artists from his home state of South Carolina to nationally established authors who regard Green's work as an important cultural institution. The contributors have allowed themselves to be challenged by Green's brilliance, his honesty, his intense spirituality, and his deep love of people. Inspired by a personal quest toward induction into a spiritual community, Green's painting Seeking is rich with history, myth, and truth. The writers in this collection have found fertile ground for their own responses to Green's work, and the result is an engaging and enlivening chorus of celebratory voices. Edited by Kwame Dawes and Marjory Wentworth, this collection features eleven color paintings by Green in addition to a preface on the history of the project, information on the painting Seeking, and an artist's statement.
Subject: American literature > South Carolina.
Gullahs > Influence.
Art and literature.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Gullahs > Poetry.
African diaspora.

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