2015/7/29

On Kadena Air Base


Collier Nogues has channeled her childhood memory into poems through erasure using resourceful historical documents. She deliberately took the form of erasure for it provides richer reading experience beyond poem itself. Moreover, being a visual person, having to work with the texts actually helps her to craft and create. These texts are the solid ground she holds herself to. There is something unique about this book. A companion website (www.thegroundistandon.com) goes along with the book. The original texts reappear when you move the cursor around. Collier expects readers to read the book and also visit the website to get a complete idea of the message of the poems and the historical context. The significance of this book, The Ground I Stand On Is Not My Ground, is a personal re-collection and re-creation on the ground of Kadena Air Base that is worthy for your visit!

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