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The Unauthorized Audubon

Anita Skeen and Laura B. DeLind

Publication Year: 2014

In an age of experts and individualism, metrics and competition, The Unauthorized Audubon is something of an anachronism. In fact, its creators, printmaker Laura B. DeLind and poet Anita Skeen, never set out to produce a book at all when they began exchanging prints and poems, but something happened along the way. As they began to appreciate at a deeper level the skill involved in each other’s work, they began to find meaning in small things—a pattern, a memory, a carefully chosen word. In his essay “Plugging into Essential Sources,” Eric Booth introduces the concept of “response-ability.” He describes it as the capacity to connect with the artful work of another. It represents both our need and our promise to respond in an open, eager, and multi-sensual way to a world of possibility. Without this capacity we are crippled in our ability to imagine and to grow. This book is all about response-ability as experienced by the two artists and the visitors to an exhibit of their work at the Michigan State University Museum. This concept and activity animates the twenty-two bird-like spirits found herein, reminding us that there are other such spirits hovering expectantly just beyond the pages, simply waiting for the imagining.

Published by: Michigan State University Press

Cover

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Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. i-iv

Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Preface

Gary Morgan

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pp. vii-viii

In 2012, to mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, the Michigan State University Museum presented an exhibition about the book’s impact on current science and public attitudes toward the environment. As a companion to this, the museum worked with Laura B. DeLind and Anita Skeen...

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Introduction

Laura B. DeLind and Anita Skeen

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pp. ix-2

Poetry and relief printmaking are different artistic media. They use different tools. They appeal to different senses. They attract different audiences. Yet bringing these two creative forms together has expanded our ability to appreciate them both. We have found that despite their apparent differences, poetry...

On Finding a Block Print Pinned Beneath the Windshield Wiper of My Car Parked in a Handicapped Space in a University Parking Lot

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pp. 3-4

Awakening

Laura B. DeLind

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pp. 5-6

Footnotes

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pp. 7-8

Exclamation Birds

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pp. 9-10

Navajo Flute

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pp. 11-12

Ojo del Pajaro

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pp. 13-14

Tortoise-Shell Tweeter

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pp. 15-16

Onyx Eclipse

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pp. 17-18

The Blessing Birds

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pp. 19-20

Four-Plumed French Falcon

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pp. 21-22

Appalachian Mustard Seed

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pp. 23-24

Winged Chameleon

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pp. 25-26

Beetle Birds

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pp. 27-28

Brush Rustler

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pp. 29-30

Corbie Rex

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pp. 31-32

Pygmy Checkerboard

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pp. 33-34

The Resurrection Birds

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pp. 35-36

Two Words Leaving

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pp. 37-38

Twin-Tailed Wind Chime

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pp. 39-40

DeLind’s Dancer

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pp. 41-42

Courier Owl

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pp. 43-44

Ever Since the Ark

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p. 45


E-ISBN-13: 9781609174040
E-ISBN-10: 1609174046
Print-ISBN-13: 9781611861143
Print-ISBN-10: 1611861144

Page Count: 56
Illustrations: 22
Publication Year: 2014

Edition: 1st

OCLC Number: 878139175
MUSE Marc Record: Download for The Unauthorized Audubon

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