A True & Exact History to be exhibited in “May You Live in Interesting Times” at NAU Art Museum

ATAEH Granderson Lab install 6

February 04 – April 18 2020
Norther Arizona University Art Museum

Sonia Farmer’s artist book project, A True & Exact History, will be on display in “May You Live in Interesting Times”, a juried exhibition at the Northern Arizona University Art Museum from February 4 to April 18 2020.

A poetic erasure of Richard Ligon’s A True & Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes (1657), on display will be a copy of the artist book, the grid of mounted pages, the print-on-demand script, and a recording of the live reading, allowing the viewer to engage with the book in multiple formats. Read more here.


Poems from Infidelities to be included in upcoming Anthology of contemporary Caribbean women poets

The Sea Needs no Ornament

From Peepal Tree Press: “ENGLISH PEN TRANSLATION AWARD WINNER Co-editors and translators Loretta Collins-Klobah and Maria Grau Perejoan present a bilingual anthology of thirty-three contemporary Caribbean women poets, “The Sea Needs No Ornament/ El mar no necesita ornamento”. The Sea Needs No Ornament/ El mar no necesita ornamento is the first bilingual anthology of contemporary poetry by women writers of the English- and Spanish-speaking Caribbean and its Diasporas to be curated in more than two decades. The anthology presents a selection of work by poets from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and from various Anglophone Caribbean islands and the Diaspora. Each poem is presented first in the original, followed by the translation. Excitingly, the majority of poets have not yet been widely translated or included in a bilingual anthology of this scope.


A True & Exact History wins the Holle Award for Excellence in Book Arts

A True & Exact History complete box

Sonia Farmer’s artist book, A True & Exact History (Poinciana Paper Press 2018) has been awarded the 2019 Holle Award for Excellence in Book Arts. Awarded by the College of Communication & Information Sciences at The University of Alabama, The Holle Awards recognize students who have made outstanding creative contributions and show potential leadership in their fields of study. Sonia attended the ceremony in April to receive the award and meet her colleagues studying at the Alabama Center for the Book. Read more about the Holle Awards here.