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Poetry. Written during a six-week trip through Europe, COÖRDINATES OF YES marries nuances of travel (loneliness, restlessness, adventure, reverie, risk, discovery) with ekphrasis (poems inspired by the visual arts). This collection of poems addresses different ways of seeing: The experience of travel and art-viewing can enlighten as well as confuse, while the literal eye that travels is undifferentiated from the eye of the imagination. At the core of COÖRDINATES OF YES lies dualism: "Coördinates" refers to place and transience of travel, and "Yes" suggests the mind-set required of both traveler and viewer of art.
Janée J. Baugher is the author of two collections of poems, THE BODY'S PHYSICS (Tebot Bach, 2013) and COÖRDINATES OF YES (Ahadada Books, 2010). Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, in 2011 she presented her poetry at the Library of Congress. As an essayist, Baugher was awarded a 2012 fellowship at the Island Institute of Sitka. She teaches literature in Seattle at University of Phoenix.Author City: SEATTLE, WA USA