Renowned novelist and poet Anne Michaels and acclaimed artist and writer Bernice Eisenstein have created a rare and uniquely produced book that is already causing a stir internationally.
Two vibrant artistic minds and hearts have come together in this specially formatted book whose two sides interact in a fascinating and continuing conversation. Anne Michaels' vivid and stunningly crafted long poem on one side and Bernice Eisenstein's profound and luminous portraits, accompanied by quotes by great writers and thinkers on the other, come together in a unique and haunting dialogue that is both mirrored and augmented by the special interconnectedness of the accordion format.
"Just as a conversation becomes the third side of the page . . . to name the moment one life becomes another."
About the authors
Anne Michaels is a writer based in Toronto. Her novel, Fugitive Pieces, won the Trillium Prize and the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award in Canada, the Orange Prize and the Guardian Fiction Award in the UK, and a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction in the US. Her two poetry collections, The Weight of Oranges and Miner's Pond, have received high acclaim.