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PROVINCETOWN ARTS RECENT PUBLICATIONS

 

Roger Skilling

SUMMER’S END
Stories by R. D. Skillings
186 pages
Cover Painting by Jane Kogan
Introduction by Jhumpa Lahiri
$25, paper





Roger Skilling

Herman Melville’s
MOBY-DICK HIDDEN TREASURES
found poetry
discovered by Stephen Durkee
2017

In praise, Philip Hoare, author of The Whale and The Sea Inside, writes, “Stephen Durkee distills intriguing new visions from Melville’s masterpiece, in words by turns as salty and witty and
profound as Moby-Dick itself.”


Jay Critchley Incorporated

JAY CRITCHLEY, INCORPORATED
Provincetown Art Association and Museum exhibition catalogue, 2015 University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University exhibition catalogue 2015
76 pages, full color
$35, paper
Curated by Bailey Bob Bailey
Jay Crtitchley, INCORPORATED — A statement by the curator, Bailey Bob Bailey
Jay Critchley — OUR SPIRITED GUIDE by W. Rod Faulds
Jay Critchley — ART, RITUAL, AND A NEW GLOBL YAWNING by Christopher Busa
Jay Critchley — IMAGINARY CORPORATIONS: JAY CRITCHLEY’S ART OF SOCIAL RITUALS by Tim Norris





Silent No More

SILENT NO MORE
Edited by Peter Saunders
2013
$20, paper
From the Introduction of Silent No More
“The poems that elderly creative writers shape are gems of reflections, both stimulating and enlightening.”
—PETER SAUNDERS, author of My Father’s Shoes





my fathers shoes

MY FATHER’S SHOES
by Peter Saunders
2010
$20, paper
“My Father’s Shoes is, all told, a book about looking back in order to see what makes the present resonate. And the power of the poetry comes from the insights of someone increasingly motivated by change and the acquiring of knowledge . . . with great sympathy for those figures who walk across Saunder’s past with messages about being alive.”
—MICHAEL KLEIN





3 blue night copy

BLUE NIGHTS
Photographs by George Hirose
Introduction by Norman Mailer
2009
$30, paper
After midnight, many lamps are still on in town, and one can often see in his prints a line of light etched by a car as it comes around a turn. The composer of these photographs was ready to accept whatever unforeseen changes occurred after opening his camera shutter, as his pictures often required a many-second exposure. Hirose works only with available light; he illuminates none of his settings with auxiliary aids. Like Joel Meyerowitz, he is a photographer with the instincts of a hunter. One stalks the desired result, one waits, one does not dictate the given, one looks rather to meet it.”
—NORMAN MAILER





Tripping copy

TRIPPING: A MEMOIR
by B. H. Friedman
2006
$20, paper
“Fresh at a distance of forty years, Friedman’s descriptions are the most accurate evocations of the psychedelic experience I’ve ever read.”
—ANN MARLOWE, THE NEW YORK OBSERVER





My Case Rests copy

MY CASE RESTS
by B. H. Friedman
2009
$20, paper/$30, cloth
“In his new novel, My Case Rests, B. H. Friedman, author of numerous novels, stories, plays, and monographs, takes a penetrating look at the worlds of Little Italy, Broadway, and the Hamptons, and a deeper psychological voyage. In Tony Baldwin, he creates a complex character whose journey toward the truth ultimately strips away masks and disguises.”





Rival Heavens copy

Volume I
RIVAL HEAVENS
by Keith Althaus
Frontispiece by Susan Baker
$15 paper/$35 cloth
“Keith Althaus has the kind of straightforward voice that commands attention: he makes a series of seemingly calm statements and wham! you’re hit by the fact that he’s telling the truth, the beautiful truth of what it’s like to be alive right now.”
—ALAN DUGAN


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1990 Michael Klein copy

Volume II
1990
by Keith Althaus
Frontispiece by Bob Bailey
$10 paper/$35 cloth
“Michael Klein transforms extremity into poems that seem as effortless as speech, as deliberate as not dying today.”
—MARIE HOWE


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Euphobia copy

Volume III
EUPHORBIA
by Ann Marie Levine
Frontispiece by Elisa Asher
$15 paper/$28 cloth
“In Euphorbia, Anne-Marie Levine makes a witty, robust debut.”
—PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY


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At The Gate copy

Volume IV
At THE GATE
by Martha Rhodes
Frontispiece by Richard Baker
$15 paper/$35 cloth
“These short poems, by turns savage, wry, mordantly witty, tender, stern, deluded, sane, read like a series of fragments, bits of mosaic; they duplicate on the page the sense of a past’s being, piece by piece, recovered; they convey, devastatingly, the moment of a pattern’s emerging: the little scenes and vignettes, the suspect tools of memory, cohere heart-stoppingly and absolutely into a narrative that fuses the damaged body to the divided heart.”
—LOUISE GLUCK


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On Her Face copy

Volume V
ON HER FACE
THE LIGHT OF LUNA
by Mairym Cruz-Bernal
Frontispiece by M. Weinberg
$15 paper/$35 cloth
“These are poems that dare, challenge, burn, thrill, and terrify; are you equal to them, reader? They are what life would be if one lived fully open and had the intelligence, the honesty, and the poetic talent of Cruz-Bernal.”
—SUSAN MITCHELL


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Slow Burn copy

Volume VI
SLOW BURN
by Ellen Dudley
Frontispiece by Paul Bowen
$15 paper/$35 cloth
“Ellen Dudley writes beautiful poems exploring our world of secret and not-so-secret violence in the midst of desire, and of desire in the midst of violence. She’s great, clear. Start with ‘An Evening with the Angels.’”
—ALAN DUGAN


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Fifth Season copy

Volume VII
FIFTH SEASON
by David Matias
Frontispiece by Polly Burnell
$15 paper/$35 cloth
“Reading again the splendid poems of David Matias I remember the thrill I felt to find some of them among applications fro the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Throwing away protocol, I read them aloud to friends on the phone, excited to discover such a genuine new talent. In his short time, David measured up to his promise remarkably; this is a rich, deeply intelligent book, a triumph of art and feeling.”
—ROBERT PINSKY


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PROVINCETOWN ARTIST SERIES

Writings by artists and monographs on distinguished older artists whose carreers have not been summarized in a comprehensive catalogue.

Live Colors Art copy

Volume I
LIFE COLORS ART:
50 Years of Painings by Peter Busa
Forword by Bill Jensen
Introduction by Robert Metzger
Curator’s essay by Sandra Kraskin
Provincetown Art Association and Museum exhibition catalogue, 1992
$20, paper
“Peter Busa has presented problems for contemporary art historians since his highly original and diverse body of work and his mastery of styles in apparent opposition have made him difficult to pigeon-hole. His expansive repertory of forms defies translation into verbal language for they reveal truths that cannot be represented in words.”  —Robert Metzger, from the Introduction





Narrative Art copy

Volume II
NARRATIVE ART:
Peter Hutchinson in Retrospective
Essays by Brian O’Doherty and Ann Wilson Lloyd
Provincetown Art Association and Museum exhibition catalogue, 1994
$15, paper
“The work cultivated in the quirky sectors of Hutchinson’s inner landscape tends to be fragile, persistent, and ingenious, as organic process is. It took hold in a ground inimical to it: late minimalism and early conceptualism.”  —Brian O’Doherty





Dissolving Clouds

Volume III
DISSOLVING CLOUDS:
Writings by Peter Hutchinson
Frontispiece by Peter Hutchinson
$15, paper/$50, cloth
“His writing is marvelously ‘inauthentic.’ The complexity and richness of Hutchinson’s method . . . ends with an extraordinary esthetic structure.”  —Robert Smithson


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Mary Hackert copy

Volume IV
MARY HACKETT: A Survey
Curated by Ann Wilson Lloyd with contributions by Keith Althaus, Michael Burkard, Jay Critchley, Jim Peters, Vicky Tomayko and Rosalind Backer Wilson
Cape Museum of Fine Arts exhibition catalogue, 1996
$20, paper
“Certainly some of the oils by friends and local artists must go back with us, especially the picture of a child’s broken high chair, by the late Mary Hackett, of Provincetown, a painter fools might label ‘primitive  but whom those with eyes to see recognize as great.”
—Philip Hamburger, The New Yorker




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