Poetry. Art. Photography. Women's Studies. IN SALEM is a collection of collage poems and original photographs by Catherine Corman, inspired by the Salem Witch Trials. She has assembled fragments of text from the trial testimony of accused witches to form haunting, desperate pleas of innocence; fantastical, urgent, false confessions; and blunt laments of resignation from blameless women condemned to death. Accompanying the text are twenty-one photographs retracing their lives across the farms, homes, ponds and cemeteries where they endured their ill-fated lives, pastoral and commonplace until overtaken by hysteria.
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Catherine Corman's book of photographs, Daylight Noir, was exhibited at the Venice Biennale and is included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art Library. Her short film Les Non-Dupes screened at the Berlin Biennale. Her book Photographs of the Saints was honored at Paris Photo. Romanticism, her book of collage poems and photographs, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her series of photographs Heart of Wax was honored by the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards. She is also the editor of Joseph Cornell's Dreams.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA