Marfan, Peter Reading, 2000
Peter Reading called Marfan, a “straightforward topographical travelogue”. The book has photographs by Jay Shuttleworth, collages by Reading, and a single book-length poem, written as a result of a yearlong Lannan Foundation residency in the small, high plains town of Marfa, Texas. The poem investigates, researches, observes and describes–often with great humor–the history, geology, topography, folklore, politics, superstitions, art, commerce and contemporary life in this US/Mexican border area.
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You may learn more about Peter Reading on the Lannan website.