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Using the Jordan River in Bloomington, Indiana as a spine/guide, River forms a small map of local/personal & collective/historical erasure. Ross Gay & Richard Wehrenberg, Jr.’s stories of the rivers from their lives create interstices of illumination in the space somewhere between remembering and forgetting. Featuring hand-drawn maps & a deconstructive historyUsing the Jordan River in Bloomington, Indiana as a spine/guide, River forms a small map of local/personal & collective/historical erasure. Ross Gay & Richard Wehrenberg, Jr.’s stories of the rivers from their lives create interstices of illumination in the space somewhere between remembering and forgetting. Featuring hand-drawn maps & a deconstructive history of the Jordan River & early president of Indiana University David Starr Jordan, for whom the river is named, this brief, multifaceted collection pulsates with the question how do we begin to remember what was effaced? and digs at the tradition of curated forgetting in the capital-genuflecting epoch in which we are currently embedded....

Title : River
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ISBN : 23658245
Format Type : Hardback
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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River Reviews

  • Greg Bem
    2018-11-20 05:52

    This is my first encounter with Ross Gay's writing and Richard Wehrenberg, Jr.'s writing. The writing itself is stellar, but the entire read through I kept desiring more, more, more! I was hoping for greater artifacts and longer, enduring footnotes. I wanted more images, more explanations, more explications. In the end, the book stands tall on its own, but in a temporal way, a way that sadly detracts from the metaphorical bend, the oxbows, of the river through time.

  • Andrew Miller
    2018-11-18 11:53

    I really enjoyed this chapbook and particularly the way each story and each hand drawn map devolved slightly further, providing a visual check point for the loss, or erasure, being brought to the forefront throughout the storylines.

  • Joe
    2018-11-13 06:10

    A slim, elegiac book of meditations on the im/&permanence of memory and place that will inspire you to live more vividly.