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This book of poetry in translation and seventy images has a unusual history. When he was seventy the Gujarati poet Adam Ghodiwala was challenged by a member of to write-in-a-day a poem about the environment. He tackled the problem by writing a 'tanha' . This poetic form is made up of 70 mini metrical poems which stand alone but seen in their totality make a longer poem. Adam lives in Bolton and with the help of the poet Siraj Patel it was translated into English.

When presented as a banner it was seen as very much an 'world poem' and as a consequence 70 painters who came from the north of England were invited to take a line and without prior discussion to illustrate it and offer the resulting images for sale. The exhibition and its content is the subject of this book.


About the Author

Bob Clayden
devfix Yorkshire, United Kingdom
I am a Photographer, and Community Artist . The digitally produced book is the greatest tool available for the community artist and activist,small runs of the highest quality photo-book make it possible to show the world what happens in our locality, giving voice through art to those who would be overlooked . I started, working with Theater Workshop in Stratford E15 with Joan Littlewood. Since then I have worked with community groups and exhibited my work in galleries in the UK and Europe. Working with poets and sculptors I have made books, exhibitions and multimedia within communitarian and with other artists explored the overlooked culture of the ordinary.

Publish Date  December 16, 2010

Dimensions  Small Square  78 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Arts & Photography

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