DREAMING A WALL
DREAMING A WALL
WHAT WE DIDN’T THINK ABOUT CUBA
WHAT WE DIDN’T THINK ABOUT CUBA
LETTER FROM YI ZHANG
LETTER FROM YI ZHANG
DECLARATION OF INTER-DEPENDENCE
DECLARATION OF INTER-DEPENDENCE
BETWEEN THE DOOR
BETWEEN THE DOOR
CLOUD ANTHEM
CLOUD ANTHEM
ELECTION YEAR
ELECTION YEAR
COMPLAINT OF THE RIO GRANDE
COMPLAINT OF THE RIO GRANDE
STARING AT ASPENS
STARING AT ASPENS
EASY LYNCHING ON HERNDON STREET
EASY LYNCHING ON HERNDON STREET
POETRY ASSIGNMENT #14
POETRY ASSIGNMENT #14
NOVEMBER EYES ON MAIN STREET
NOVEMBER EYES ON MAIN STREET
BOUNDARIES

Boundaries is a collaborative project between Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco and contemporary landscape photographer Jacob Bond Hessler.  Blanco’s poems and Hessler’s photographs together investigate the visible and invisible boundaries of race, gender, class, and ethnicity, among many others; they challenge the physical, imagined, and psychological dividing lines—both historic and current—that shadow America and perpetuate an us vs. them mindset by inciting irrational fears, hate, and prejudice. In contrast to the current narrowing definition of an America with very clear-cut boundaries, Blanco and Hessler cross and erase borders. As artists, they tear down barriers to understanding by pushing boundaries and exposing them for what they truly are—fabrications for the sake of manifesting power and oppression pitted against our hopes of indeed becoming a boundary-less nation in a boundary-less world.

Edition of 300

Copies 1-50 are deluxe editions that contain a Jacob Hessler photograph printed on aluminum and a page of typescript poetry, with handwritten corrections by Richard Blanco. These are housed in a special clamshell box made for the edition at Claudia Cohen bookbindery - $2,000. 

​Copies 51-300 are signed, numbered and housed in a slipcase - $350. 

Dimensions: 9 1/2" x 14" 

For purchase inquiry & more information please visit: 

twopondspress.com/boundaries

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