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The States
The States

Craig Foltz

Poetry | $20 $15
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In this collectable edition of six accordion-fold postcard-style books, Craig Foltz's poems traverse the cultural landscape of the United States. The poems are accompanied by a photograph of each state's sky-- as diverse as the states which make up this giant country. The photographs were contributed by 51 amateur and professional photographers from around the country. The pages are perforated so that the poems can be sent, like balloons, through the mail. Edition of 500.

Contributing photographers: Alice Arnold, Meredyth Sparks, Jade Deskow, Ariana Smart Truman, Marie Kazalia, Florence Neal, Sabra Cox, Chris Hampton, David Gatten & Jen Hofer, Simona Schneider, Tina Burton, Shelton Walsmith, Christa Holka, Mike Mahaffie, Tod Seelie, Jon Ciliberto, Lyn Lifshin, Willie Baronet, Rabekah Travis, Courtney Fischer, Martin Bland, Justin Simonsen, Lara Khalil, Karen Lillis, Thomas Ciufo, Katherine McDowell, Elizabeth Willis, Barbara Henning, Paul Yoo, Kristina Del Pino, Jim Sima

About the Author

Craig Foltz
Photo credit: Craig Foltz

Craig Foltz is a writer and multi-media artist whose work has appeared in numerous journals, galleries, and performance spaces in both hemispheres. His collection of poetry postcards, The States, was released by UDP in 2007, and a collection of his fiction, We Used to Be Everywhere, was published by UDP in Fall 2013. He also published two chapbooks (“The BBQ Killers” and “Coming Up For Air”) on the now famously hard-to-spot Loudmouth Collective. He lives on the slopes of a dormant volcano in New Zealand where the progeny from Kahikatea will always be king.