What happens to intimate, political, societal relationships when persons are treated as objects? When the souled can be sold, consumed, disposed, destroyed. Or, if you like, when participants in the cycle of life—the Earth and her inhabitants—subsist depleted, un-nurtured, unloved. What happens to poems and prose in a world where these habits continue, what happens to any art? How can we object?
This folio grew from these questions. The work within—poetry, fiction, and hybrid work—engages these questions of objectification and refusal, or of the affirmation of value beyond the object.