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Unseen Avenue

A book of visual poems published by Argotist Ebooks in May 2016. This book is available for viewing and free downloading here.

“In her wildly inventive Unseen Avenue, Rosemary Starace has achieved that which might seem nearly impossible—making the experience of reading a digital text seem tactile and intimate. Exploring the creative process through a re-imagining of Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, Starace has threaded a lantern on a rope down into the places that only this peculiar combination of mediums can reach. You feel as if you’re standing in front of a canvas, or alone in a room with a book made of real paper you can feel in your hands: grooves, edges and all. With humor, intelligence and evident pleasure, she has made a work that cannily requires intense engagement and allows moments of cool remove in turn. My own favorite passage:

it’s best to just admit / that / daily / abandoning / “I can’t be / “I can’t pursue / “I can’t / This form of grandiosity / Who can concentrate on / love / with this / worrying

“I will read this beautiful book over and over again.”

—Carolyn Guinzio, author of Spine

Cover of Unseen Avenue, by Rosemary Starace

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