Literary Nonfiction. Art. FLOWER POWER is a collaboration between AC Books and Foxy Production, NYC. It documents the poet Paul Maziar's studio visit with the artist Srijon Chowdhury during the COVID pandemic and the unforgettable connection that emerged from their conversation. The two connect about the power of symbols and the elusive nature of meaning in art, the fragility of life and the natural world. "Flowers, nature will always come back," Chowdhury says, "no matter what happens."
Paul Maziar writes about art and books for various publications such as BOMB, the Brooklyn Rail, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Oregon ArtsWatch, L.A. Weekly, and RREALISM. A book of his art writings, ONE FOOT IN THE OTHER WORLD (2021) and FLOWER POWER (2021), are new from AC Books and his monograph text, Roger Kukes: Thirty Years, was published in 2019. TO THE AIR, his poetry book in collaboration with artist Cynthia Lahti, was published by the Cooley Gallery at Reed College in 2020 and his first full-length collection of poems, BEAUTY SLEEP, is forthcoming from Lunar Chandelier Collective.Author City: PORTLAND, OR USA