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Cosmic Bowling
Guernica Editions, Fall 2020
156 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771835374
ISBN10: 1771835370
English, French, Italian, Spanish
Translated from the English
$20.00 Canada, $17.95 US, £11.95 UK

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This book is a collaborative work of Ted Goodden's ceramic sculptures and Cornelia Hoogland's poems. Specifically, they are responding through image and text to the 64 hexagrams contained in the ancient book of wisdom, the I Ching, or Book of Changes. Cosmic Bowling's calm weather lands in the midst of twitter storms in which everybody wants to start a conversation. Here's a conversation -- facilitated through visual art and poetry -- that's been going on for three millennia, one that asks the perennial question: How should we live now?
At birth we're turned loose into a moving field. / Endless adjustments as we position and reposition / ourselves, like geese in erratic flight // seeking permission to land. The desire to belong, / this flock-movement that so engages. The line drive, when it comes / at you, hard. The thwack when it hits your glove.

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