Chance Encounters: Recent Small Press Poetry & Photobooks in Close and Unexpected Proximity

On view through December 2, 2018

Photo Book Works
469 Main Street – Beacon

This November, the photo and poetry books on display in the Reading Room offer numerous chance encounters through various combinations and readings. Curation is given over to instinct and the seeming randomness of the piles of new books on the archive’s table. Some photobooks contain portraits, some are of landscapes, some are conceptual, some are documentary. The poetry selections are old favorites coupled with new discoveries to be read and considered in proximity and relationship with the works on display. There are many other possible connections to be made between works published by A Brother in Elysium Press, Gnomic Books, Doublecross Press, Ugly Ducking Press, Rain Taxi, photographers Ronnie Farley, Kate Orne, Raymond Meeks, Tim Carpenter and others. One actual connection is Beacon and the Hudson Valley, home to several of the presses, writers and artists on display. Come in and take a chance- read, discover and make some new connections of your own. (more info at PhotoBookWorks)

Image: Passengers, by John Schabel