BPNW member, Entre Rios Books, is pleased to announce The After, the first book by Seattle poet, Melinda Mueller, since her Washington State Book Award for What the Ice Gets. This book-length poem is a sorrowing for the world we will alter and leave unseen. A meditation on extinction and the anthropocene, it blends science and poetry with the urgency of heartbreak.
Interspersed with the poem is the stunning Arctic art of Karinna Gomez, a printmaker currently teaching in University of Alaska-Fairbanks and represented by Davidson Galleries.
The book ships with a CD including music commissioned by the critically regarded Seattle experimental jazz duo, Syrinx Effect (Kate Olson and Naomi Siegel), in addition to Ms. Mueller’s reading of the book and a field recording of an extinct sparrow.
This is an important new work by Northwest artists responding to the Sixth Extinction.
Publication Date: September 27, 2016 $20.00
72 pages, paper, PUR bound. http://entreriosbooks.com/product/the-after/
The After: meet the publisher at Pacific Northwest Bookseller’s Association Tradeshow, Sunday, October 2, in BPNW’s booth.
The After: Book Launch. Saturday, October 8th. Seattle Academy. 7 pm https://www.facebook.com/events/1657034167958917/
Karinna Gomez: Artist Reception. Sunday, October 9th, Davidson Galleries. 1 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/271533436572844/
Poetry in Collaboration: The Making of The After. Friday, November 11. Open Books, 7 pm.
About Entre Rios Books
This poetry press is based in Seattle, Washington. They publish collaborations between poets and artists of all types, with a focus on Northwest writers and artists. They also have an interest in publishing contemporary Argentinian poetry in translation and supporting writers with an interest in Argentinian culture and Jewish history in Latin America. The After is their third book. Forthcoming books in 2017 include work by Eli Briskin, Maya Jewell Zeller, Carrie DeBacker, Christine Deavel and J.W. Marshall.
For more information about the press, please see: www.entreriosbooks.com.