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Where text meets image. Where the visual intersects the literary.

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My Story Is Not My Own (a film poem concerning Nov. 22, 1963)

The same film with subtitles:

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In 2009 I created My Story Is Not My Own, a metaphysical & surreal film poem concerning the Kennedy assassination. My statement concerning this project is beneath the video on the YouTube page.

O Christ Cedar by Susan McCaslin

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You among emerald drapery

from your wind-

stormed outpost

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plank and plane

vertical-horizontal world pivot

sprung from coastal seed

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humming core

flaking bark

woodpecker’s grail

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growing a wilder carpentry

taller masonry

more commodious poem

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Be in us the world’s resinous heart

hung in a spackled sky—

forest green

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hoist and balance

equipoise and reach

sylvan singer song

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Susan McCaslin, author of Demeter Goes Skydiving (University of Alberta Press, 2011), initiated the Han Shan Poetry Project in November of 2013, a union of the arts and activism to save an ancient rainforest in Langley, British Columbia. http://www.susanmccaslin.ca

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Artist Stasja Voluti generously allowed me to reconfigure and manipulate her photographs of cedar trees and ‘things cedar’ including crows visiting cedars. To learn more about her work visit: http://talonbooks.com/meta-talon/surrealism-in-text-and-image-a-conversation

 Nest and Three Eggs of Cardinal in Cedar Tree photographed by W. L. McAtee in 1905 as part of the series Birds of the Vicinity of the University of Indiana.