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Whiteout - Nathan Lyons and Marvin Bell

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Two distinguished and influential artists, photographer Nathan Lyons and poet Marvin Bell, who first met in 1955, have now collaborated to produce a highly original conversation between photographs and poems.

MARVIN BELL has published twenty books of poetry. His literary honors include awards from the Academy of American Poets, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and The American Poetry Review. Formerly Flannery O'Connor Professor of Letters at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and Iowa's first Poet Laureate, he teaches for the brief-residency MFA program based in Oregon at Pacific University.

NATHAN LYONS was the Founding Director of Visual Studies Workshop, (1969–2001), Distinguished Professor at SUNY Brockport and Associate Director and Curator of Photography at the George Eastman House (1961–1969). Four monographs of his work have been published, Notations in Passing (Boston: MIT Press, 1974), Riding First Class on the Titanic! (Andover, MA: Addison Art Gallery, 2000), After 9/11 (Yale University Art Gallery, 2003) and a fourth, Return Your Mind to Its Upright Position (Artisan Works, 201X)

2011, Lodima Press, 9 x 7 inches, 56 pages, hardcover