drawing breath

drawing breath is a collection of twelve poems arising from a collaboration between poet and photographer Steve Smart and visual artist Tansy Lee Moir.

Trees can be very big, and some of them are very old. Their character and way of life is complex, in many ways hidden, and very different from our own. They can make us pause and they can make us gasp. Tansy Lee Moir’s drawings of trees combine sculptural form, fluid flow, and unexpected moments of dance, and these are among the themes of this collection.

As well as trees and places the poems explore the importance of the in-between, methods and media of drawing, transformations of time, and most importantly the central and deceptively straightforward business of simply breathing out and breathing in.

drawing breath is available as a Bandcamp album of readings. You can listen to the readings for free, or you can visit, download, and make a contribution if you wish …

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