excerpt from The Incredibly True Adventures of Me
The Incredibly True Adventures of Me is a 150-page manuscript made from cutouts and paper packing tape. I deal in antiques and often ship fragile ancient ceramics so this tape is part of my everyday visual world. As a poet, I work with the sequencing of images. I love images and I love using scissors and glue. This sequence, the manuscript’s final chapter, borrows the idea that we cannot see our own eyes from Buddhist teacher, Tara Brach and, on the sixth page, it borrows a body shape from choreographer, Chris Elam.
Andrea Baker is a poet based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Her publications include Like Wind Loves a Window (Slope Editions, 2005), True Poems About the River Go Like This (Cannibal Books, 2008) and Gilda (Poetry Society of America, 2004).