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Bahamian book launches in NYC

  • Artist Angelique Nixon is pictured with her work.

  • A collage detail by Angelique Nixon. PHOTOS: FILE

Published: May 04, 2013

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Angelique Nixon's collection "Saltwater Healing - A Myth Memoir and Poems" opened Thursday, May 2 at the bookstore, fair trade cafe and activist center, Bluestockings Book Store on Allen Street in New York City.

Nixon read from her art and poetry collection, and was joined by editor Sonia Farmer and fellow poets Charan P. Morris and Gabrielle Civil, who also read at the event. The limited edition, letterpress cover, hand-bound book is available for purchase.

Published by Poinciana Paper Press, "Saltwater Healing" uses the Bahamian landscape to explore difficulty personal stories as a way to heal. The book includes selected poems and a full color reproduction of the literary artwork the author describes as "myth memoir" - 18 panels weaved together with straw, fabric, and plant materials, which were originally featured as an installation in Transforming Spaces FIBRE at The Hub in Nassau, The Bahamas.

"Saltwater Healing" was officially released by Poinciana Paper Press earlier this year on February 3, 2013 at Doongalik Studios Art Gallery in Nassau, The Bahamas.


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