Book Recommendations by: Genevieve Leong
Hello, Genevieve! Can you recommend us some books?
This book for me lies somewhere between being futile/ridiculous and poignant/hopeful - the exact elements required for a work of art to stir something in my heart. There's something oddly strange about holding a palm-sized planner for a time 39 years from now, knowing I probably will not use it when the time comes, but intrigued by the fact that I actually could.
In my work I use the egg and its associated parts quite a lot - its shell, carton, form. This book is the perfect dissection of the everyday egg that we know, and in doing so allows an overspilling of narratives and possibilities of its imagined life. The egg is an egg no longer. The book is wonderful, just like all the other editions in this series.
3. Envelope Poems, Emily Dickinson
This book is a collection of ripped envelopes that Dickinson had in her bag, which she often scribbled on out of convenience and haste whenever she had an inspiration to write something down. Conceived as fragments, these little clusters of words offer no beginnings or endings, and can be read as poems from any orientation. The comfort of language is so precious, we should carry it in our pockets.
What are you currently reading?
softspot, James Taylor-Foster and OK-RM
A friend of mine bought a copy of this book, and realised that it came as a set of 3 of the same book with slightly different covers. Enclosed were the instructions: Keep one and gift the others as you wish. She gave a copy to me!
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Thank you, Genevieve!