The Mind Interrogates The Body

05/12/2014 § Leave a comment

Aidan Baker has a new book of poetry coming out in July with Wounded Wolf Press entitled Passing Through. The collection is made up of ‘synesthetic’ poems, writings about other media – films, paintings, songs – and is now available to pre-order directly from the publisher. Pre-orders come with a signed and numbered card and a digital print from U─čur Altun who provided also provided the cover and interior illustrations.

AB-PTcover

The book will also be available directly at upcoming shows, including the following readings at which Baker will be joined with James Vella, who has also published with Wounded Wolf Press:

27-05-14: Prince Albert, Brighton
28-05-14: Cafe Oto, London
31-05-14: Zabriskie Buchladen, Berlin

As a sample, here is a recording of Baker reading “Jade Visions,” a poem about a song by Scott LaFaro and performed by the Bill Evans Trio:

And here is a scan of the title poem from the collection, based on a work by the Canadian artist Betty Goodwin:

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In other news, Baker will be performing at the Antwerp Ambient Festival this weekend, Saturday May 17, in Antwerp, Belgium along with Alio Die, Dirk Serries/vidnaObmana, and N-O.

Antwerp Ambient

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