Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen

Macarena Gomez-Barris (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Andrea Andersson (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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$29.95  $27.55
Siglio Press
Publish Date
August 20, 2019
7.9 X 0.4 X 7.9 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Shelley Armitage is Professor Emerita of English and American Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso. Her numerous publications include Bones Incandescent: The Pajarito Journals of Peggy Pond Church and John Held, Jr.: Illustrator of the Jazz Age.
Cecilia Vicuña is a Chilean poet, artist and filmmaker. The author of twenty poetry books published in Europe, Latin America and the U.S., she performs and exhibits her work widely. A precursor of conceptual, impermanent art and the improvisatory oral performance, her work deals with the interactions between language, earth and textiles. Her recent books are NEW AND SELECTED POEMS OF CECILIA VICUÑA (Kelsey Street Press, 2018), SPIT TEMPLE: THE SELECTED PERFORMANCES OF CECILIA VICUÑA (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012), Chanccani Quipu, a new artist book by Granary Books, and SABORAMI (ChainLinks, 2011). She co-edited The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry (2009). Since 1980 she divides her time between Chile and New York.


The works draw attention to the most basic details of the environment, and there is an implication in them that once you are acutely aware of any object, you are responsible for its welfare... Awareness of a stick leads to awareness of a tree, then to land and the people who occupy it, to the fragility of entire cultures.--Ray Mark Rinaldi "New York Times "