Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. Art. History. This volume assembles essays on the practice of archives by the archivist and experimental poet Geof Huth, along with his color photographs of ancient records on parchment and distressed paper. Huth reflects on the interplay between history, archives, and memory—on how we imagine facts and truth into being. In the end, the book is concerned with how we produce knowledge via the stories told through those records we have determined to keep.
Geof Huth is an archivist, records manager, librarian, and poet interested in the intellectual and poetic possibilities of archives and language. He has worked for over 30 years in government records and has spoken across the country on most aspects of archives and records management. Along with his wife, Karen Jamison Trivette, he runs the weekly podcast An Archivist's Tale, which has interviewed over 100 archivists in nine countries.Author City: SCHENECTADY, NY USA