About the Book
“This is a book of borrowed excerpts of poetry describing the 2320.2 mile current of The Great Mississippi River. The 440 page book navigates pages from one voice to another, through history, past the muddy riverbanks, through valleys, okra fields and plantations.
This portrait has been constructed with hundreds of poems mentioning the river, captivating words about the water and arranging them state by state, from the source of the river to the delta. The pagination and placement of the text are identical to the originals.
Artist in Residence at May: Lotte Geeven
May Artistic Director: Keene Kopper
Publication Director: Émilie Lamy
With the generous support of the Netherlands Americas Foundation, the
Rosa Mary Foundation, Michael Wilkinson and the May Season Members.