Sonja Sekula : Grace in a cow's EYE : a memoir

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Poetry. LGBT Studies. Art. "'I love words—to me writing is drawing.' So says artist Sonja Sekula. And so it is in her hands in Kathrin Schaeppi's hands in this book in your hands. Schaeppi makes words into shapes into painting into ambiguated memoir—who is speaking?—of artist on artist. There is true pain here; attempts at survival. And there is art. This book can be read through the lens of gender: Sekula was a persecuted lesbian, an under-acknowledged female artist among the big boys. Can be read through the lens of madness. Through ekphrasis. Perhaps even through the glass of the empathic. Ultimately, though, what we have here is, well, yes, it is the presence of grace"—Cara Benson.

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Kathrin Schaeppi lives in Basel, Switzerland, and studies at the International School for Analytical Psychology in Zürich. She has received degrees in Women's Studies from San Diego State University, and in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She has authored several chapbooks and a family chronicle. Creative and critical work has appeared in Dusie, Cleaves Journal, Interim, Jacket, Listenlight, Sous Rature, Tarpaulin Sky, Wheelhouse Magazine, and OSL Verlag. As the editor of ellectrique press she has issued several books including Spell/ing () Bound, a collaborative objet d'art in a limited edition

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