Everything Is Never Enough

Loydell, Rupert ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2730-8489 (2024) Everything Is Never Enough. In: Traces: Sand and Snow in Symbiosis. Middle Creek Publishing, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. ISBN 9781957483177 (In Press)

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Abstract / Summary

A book of ekphrastic poems catalyzed by images of animal tracks in the sand of Africa's Saharadesert and the snow of Wyoming's Snowy Mountains. The images were takenby a pair of biologists — an American (Jeffrey A. Lockwood) and aMauritanian (Mohamed Abdellahi Ould Babah EBBE) — who have beenscientific colleagues and good friends for 24 years. The tracksrepresent a wide range of creatures native to our respective homelands(~20 from each place).

The writers were assigned images that either matched their environment(i.e., sand tracks to Mauritanian poets and snow tracks to US/UK poets)or contrasted with their conditions (i.e., sand tracks to US/UK poetsand snow tracks to Mauritanian poets). And in a few cases, the same sandor snow image was provided to poets from both places.

The goal of this venture is to create aesthetic bridges between distantlands to evoke a sense of common ground in terms of ecology and culture.The organizers/editors of the project have found over many years thatwhat they have in common — despite their very different homelands,faiths (Sufi Moslem and Unitarian Universalist), languages (Arabic,French and English), foods (camel's milk cheese and cheddar cheese), andarts (nifara and saxophone) — is far greater and deeper than whatdivides them. And the world is in desperate need of both celebratingcultural differences and embracing our shared humanity

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9781957483177
Subjects: Geography & Environment > Climate Change
Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing
Geography & Environment
Geography & Environment > International
Arts > Photography
Writing & Journalism
Courses by Department: The School of Writing & Journalism > English & Writing
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Depositing User: Rupert Loydell
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2024 14:32
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2024 15:54
URI: https://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/5388


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