These serio-comic poems are a new variation on the ancient Asian image of a monkey longing for the moon (and confusing its reflection for the reality). Funny. Sad. Lonely. Ironic. An expanded edition of poems that won an Academy of American Poets award.
Arnold Clayton Henderson has been, at various stages in his career, photographer, poet, editor, college teacher, and environmental commissioner. He has a special interest in the interplay of poetic text and photographs, the one never simply repeating the other, but adding. His photographs are held by the Bibliotheque nationale in Paris, the Architectural Museum in Ljubljana (Slovenia), and private collections. They have been published in such art and photography journals as Aperture (U.S.), Camera (Switzerland), Foto (Belgium), Structurist (Canada), etc.; and in books from the Paris-based international traveling exhibits Fantastic Photography and Le Nouveau nu.