Bending into the Light
A beautiful and timely collection of poems written during the pandemic.
The poems in Alice Attie’s new volume, Bending into the Light, are poised on an ever-shifting threshold where words ‘up and down, side to side’ appear as ‘figures in the distance approaching, each a declaration, each persisting’. Beings, things, ideas, present or vanishing, flow through the vessel of language wherein each exudes ‘its own aura, its own being, its own disappearance.’ Attie’s voice is intricate and intimate, shaping and reshaping the space of being and the space of non-being. These contemplative poems, interspersed with a few haunting photographs and artworks, extol, and mourn, melding the quotidian with the philosophical where we are formed and transformed in the profound knowledge that ‘the voice has no center.’
Verena Gamper, curator of the Leopold Museum, Vienna, introduces the art and poetry of Alice Attie. Click here to watch.
Browse through photographs by Alice Attie from 1969 to the present day—click here to visit her website.
If you are ordering from India, your order will be shipped from Seagull Books, Calcutta.
If you are ordering from the US or the UK or anywhere else in the world, your order will be shipped from the University of Chicago Press' distribution centre, Chicago.
Please note: For customers paying in currencies other than Indian rupee or US dollar, prices will be calculated according to the currency conversion rate at the time of purchase and may vary from the printed price.