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Gravity of Birds

Gravity of BirdsOur on-going interviews with Cool Authors, Cool Books

Like so many of our novels, Tracy created The Gravity of Birds from other works.

“I had two short stories I liked, but couldn’t seem to finish. One was about how the relationship between two sisters is altered when one is forced to assume the role of caregiver for the other. The second story concerned a young man, recently out of school, who unexpectedly finds his career on a downward trajectory, a situation he’d never prepared himself for. No matter how I tried, none of the endings I came up with seemed … Read more

The Gravity of BirdsI interviewed Tracy Guzeman author of The Gravity of Birds for the WNBA-SF.  What I couldn’t fit into that interview was this interesting idea of creating poetry using the spines of books.  Since I had an abundance of books, I looked up the idea which was started by Nina Katchadourian, a professional artist, started a project called Sorted Books in 1993.  Nina worked with client’s bookshelves and created works that were surprising and reflective of the clients themselves.

Tracy explained she just works with what she discovers on her own shelves:

My own introduction to spine poetry had more … Read more

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