Homage to Etel Adnan

Edited by Steve Dickison, Lindsey Boldt, Samantha Giles


The Post-Apollo Press
Original Language(s)
Additional Credits
Cover photograph by Norma Cole
Design by Steve Dickison
Anthology, Literary Non-Fiction, Poetics, Poetry
Edition, Year
First Edition, 2012
In Print

Compiled on the occasion of Arab American poet and painter Etel Adnan’s receipt of Small Press Traffic Literary Arts Center’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011, Homage to Etel Adnan is a collection of original writings composed in tribute by friends, colleagues and admirers of Etel Adnan and her work. A powerful convergence of creative minds working in dialog with Etel Adnan as axis and access point.

Contributors are Ammiel Alcalay, Jen Benka, David Buuck, Norma Cole, Steve Dickison, Thom Donovan, Sharon Doubiago, Simone Fattal, Robert Grenier, Benjamin Hollander, Joanne Kyger, Michael McClure, Stephen Motika, Nancy J. Peters, Csaba Polony, Megan Pruiett, Brandon Shimoda, Roger Snell, Cole Swensen, Stacy Szymaszek, Lynne Tillman, Fawwaz Traboulsi, and Anne Waldman.

Steve Dickison
A poet and writer, Steve Dickison is editor and publisher of the poetry press Listening Chamber, and with David Meltzer, co-edited Shuffle Boil, an occasional music magazine with poet, artist, and musician contributors. He ... Read More
Lindsey Boldt
Lindsey Boldt is the the author of Weirding (forthcoming from Dogpark Collective, 2022), There Are No Cops in America & The Streets Are Paved w/ Cheese (2020), Some Ennui (2019), <<(( ))>> (2016), and Overboard (2012). She worked ... Read More
Samantha Giles
Samantha Giles co-edited Homage to Etel Adnan and is the author of deadfalls and snares (Futurepoem Books, 2014). She is the director of Small Press Traffic and lives in Oakland, California. Read More

Praise for Homage to Etel Adnan

Hailing “her vision, tenacity and brilliance,” the Award citation for Etel Adnan notes how her writing “equally complicated and sublime… depicts with deft and deep prowess the terrible labyrinths of political power and silence, identity and memory, and the ‘barely perceptible discouragements that make up day-to-day living.'” …Is it any surprise that the call to address Etel Adnan and her work produced some remarkable responses? These twenty-two writers, from the Bay Area to Beirut… count as a small fraction among the vast span of persons across scattered nations fortunate to have somehow crossed paths with her. 

— Steve Dickison

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