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Unveiling: Poems and Paintings

ISBN: 9781934909744
Binding: Paperback
Author: Robert Hershon
Artist: Elizabeth Hershon
Pages: 54
Trim: 5.75 x 8.75 inches
Published: 09/01/2023


UNVEILING is a poet and painter collaboration in the New York School tradition. Twenty poems by acclaimed Brooklyn poet Robert Hershon alternating with sixteen paintings by his daughter Elizabeth Hershon, a painter, ceramicist, and poet. Bob Hershon was one of four co-founders of Hanging Loose in 1966; he remained active with the press until his death in 2021. A widely published poet himself and a native Brooklynite, he was part of New York City's poetry scene for more than a half-century. The poems included in this volume include all of his last written work. Bob Hershon also maintained a close connection with the New York art world, counting many painters among his friends. Elizabeth Hershon, Bob's daughter, is a teacher, and the art editor of Hanging Loose. She lives in the East Village, but grew up in Brooklyn. Bob approached her in 2020 with the idea of doing a book together: her paintings and his poems. The result is UNVEILING.


Bob Hershon was one of four co-founders of Hanging Loose in 1966; he remained active with the press until his death in 2021. A widely published poet himself and a native Brooklynite, he was part of New York City's poetry scene for more than a half-century.

He also maintained a close connection with the New York art world, counting many painters among his friends. He brought his passion for the visual arts to Hanging Loose magazine—or perhaps he brought the magazine to the visual arts. Each issue presents a portfolio of paintings and cover art by one artist.

Elizabeth Hershon, Bob's daughter, is a painter, ceramicist, poet, teacher, and the art editor of Hanging Loose. She lives in the East Village, but grew up in Brooklyn.

 

"Did You Know That Robert Hershon Is a Major Poet? I cannot think of another contemporary poet who is willing to expose his vulnerability, worry, and pettiness through the lens of humor." - John Yau

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