Blackbird Dust
The recent publication by Turtle Point Press of Jonathan Williams's BLACKBIRD DUST is a treasure chest of essays, poems, and photographs by the great Jonathan Williams.

BLACKBIRD DUST is the long-overdue companion to his earlier collection of essays, THE MAGPIE'S BAGPIPE.

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River of Colour
RIVER OF COLOUR, a book of photographs by the late Raghubir Singh, is filled with narrative and surprise. His photographs from India contain all the immediacy of a snapshot while at the same time seeming almost staged in their exquisite detail.

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Contemporary Harmony CONTEMPORARY HARMONY by Ludmila Ulehla.

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Jargon 104:


Mark Steinmetz, a photographer still in his thirties, is a wonderful  
printmaker with a very unique, sombre, concentrated vision. “No two  
eyes see the same world,” says a Fujitsu tv commercial. (I don’t know  
who first said that, but they got it right.)

Who has ever seen Italian olive trees this well? For the past five  
years or so Mark Steinmetz has been teaching in the summer  
photography program of the Art Department of the University of  
Georgia, at Cortona, in Tuscany. Tuscan Trees offers a portfolio of  
some of his most luminous findings. The shimmering animation of his  
olive trees is of an order that suggests what Aaron Siskind achieved  
with his anthropomorphic rocks and walls, surely an epiphany in  
photographic history.

To add even more to this small and lovely book, we asked Janet  
Lembke, one of our finest writers, to respond immediately and  
directly to the images. She is both a naturalist and an authority on  
the ancient poetry of Greece and Rome. The results are, simply,  
letter-perfect.... Annie Proulx says this: “Lembke’s writing tacks  
between three points: the stuff of her late-twentieth-century life;  
the tangle of creature and plant in every dimension of tide and river  
flow; and the haunting, connecting wires of mythos that still knot us  
to the ancient beginnings.”

Emerson: “The air is full of sounds; the sky, of tokens; the ground  
is all memoranda and signatures; and every object covered with  
hints...” So, just who is an olive tree and who ain’t?

Jonathan Williams

$25.00 (trade paper) ISBN: 0-912330-83-X

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