In Theorem, spare images, distilled text, and the resonant space between investigate the legacy of secrets acquired in childhood and held through a life. Part illustrated dream journey, part lyrical interrogation, Theorem maps a luminous path of self-discovery that unsettles and upends. The words of award-winning poet and naturalist Elizabeth Bradfield, paired with illustrations by noted artist Antonia Contro, open up possibilities beyond the simple life-changing epiphany. Writes John Yau. "The revelation is not in arriving at a destination but in beginning to map the journey, as well as in recognizing that one's perspective of past events changes as time goes by. This is the enigma of being alive and alert. This is what Theorem offers the willing reader --a place to return to in order to set out again and see what has changed." The book itself, with its unusual design, invites continual discovery and engagement.
Poetry Northwest Editions, 9781949166026, 96pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2020