a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society
Storyboard, begun 2017, is a growing set of collages on several socio-political topics. Storyboard tells the not totally plotless “story” of our political and social disasters and problematics, with poems (allegories? comments?) on the same page. The work looks at soul-challenging historical events taking shape over the twentieth century, into the twenty-first, not necessarily in a short period of time, but with a gradual and shocking unraveling in recent years. It is generally investigative and responsive.
The work of Rachel Blau DuPlessis includes the notable long poem Drafts (1986-2012), and the collage poems Graphic Novella (2015), NUMBERS (2018) and Life in Handkerchiefs (2023). Her Selected Poems, 1980-2020 was recently published by CHAX Press in 2022. Books from Traces, with Days include Late Work, 2020; Around the Day in 80 Worlds, 2018; and Poetic Realism, 2021. She has written extensively on gender, poetry and poetics including The Pink Guitar (1990, 2006), Blue Studios (2006) and Purple Passages (2012), and on objectivist poetry and poetics, as well as editing The Selected Letters of George Oppen.