Literary Nonfiction. Art. Contributers include William Edward Parry, the Crews of the Helca and Griper, et al. THE NORTH GEORGIA GAZETTE AND WINTER CHRONICLE is an annotated transcription of the 1821 newspaper, The North Georgia Gazette. The newspaper was written aboard an English ship trapped in the Arctic. The ship's captain had the sailors produce the newspaper in order to ward off scurvy. Caroline Picard, Director of the Green Lantern, describes THE GAZETTE as an "incredible existential metaphor, where, a group of people, stranded in the dark, are forced to make their own meaning in order to survive the harsh conditions." THE GAZETTE comes at a time of enormous environmental change, and it seeks to point out the importance of the relationships between humans and their surrounding environment. In addition to the entire 1821 newspaper, the book includes excerpts from the Captain's journal, original annotations by transcriber/poet Lily Robert-Foley, an introduction by St. John's (MD) Professor Dr. Michael Comenetz, an essay about optimism and humilty by contemporary Arctic expeditionist John Huston and contemporary artwork by artists Deb Sokolow, Daniel Anhorn, Jason Dunda, and Nick Butcher.
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Caroline Picard is a writer, publisher, and curator. Her writing has appeared in Artslant, ArtForum (critics picks), Flash Art International, and Paper Monument, among others. She is the Executive Director of The Green Lantern Press—a nonprofit publishing house and art producer in operation since 2005—and the Co-Director of Sector 2337, a hybrid artspace/bar/bookstore in Chicago.Author City: CHICAGO, IL USA