About the Book
This book pairs the landscape photography of Dominique Thiebaut with poems by local poet Sara Eddy. Thiebaut’s photos are lush, romantic visions of the Pioneer Valley, frequently featuring the Holyoke Range, the Summit House, the city-scape of Northampton, the quiet splendor of Mt. Pollux, and other valley sites. The photos reveal a deep love for the area felt by an immigrant: Thiebaut’s French roots display themselves in his work, contributing a feeling of global elegance. In contrast, but somehow also complementary, are the poems of Eddy, who is a life-long native of Amherst. Born in Northampton, Massachusetts, and raised by the banks of the Fort River in South Amherst, her poems respond to Thiebaut’s photographs with a combination of almost familial comfort with the landscape of the valley and a deep curiosity about the geologic and human history of the places depicted.