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Sand Mirrors
poems: Richard B. Clarke, photographs: Stephen E. Strom.
Polytropos Press
Sand Mirrors is a marriage of poetry by Zen teacher Richard Clarke and photographs by Stephen Strom. The poems beckon the reader to explore the inner and outer richness of sand and ocean - richness beyond all imagination and dream. It speaks to fleeting and timeless patterns on Northern California and Oregon coasts, and through understated but powerful words, reminds us that all our life is now, and has nothing to do with transience or duration.

The images in Sand Mirrors - which might be called metaphorical photographs - were taken on a variety of beaches located in the Pacific Northwest coasts during 2007-2011. These beaches are notable for their relative isolation, expanse, stark uplifted and eroded rocks, backdrop of richly foliated coastal cliffs, and a variety of sandy minerals.

This book is published in 2 paper editions, a softcover edition and a limited edition which will include a signed print of an image from the book. The softcover version is now available. Please visit the website for the book to learn more about it.

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Sticks and Stones: an alphabet book for the 21st century
Karen M. Strom.
Polytropos Press
Sticks and Stones, an alphabet book for the 21st century, an ePub3 book for the iBook app in the iPad, wa published by Polytropos Press in December 2012. Due to the inclusion of scripting for the animation, sound and the image content, the book is available only for the iBook reader on the iPad and for the Chrome browser on your desktop with the Readium extension installed.

Please visit the website for the book to learn more about it, with the introduction, a video where you may watch the book being "read," a list of recommended reading and more available there. If you would like to download a sample of the book to play with it, please do.

Sticks and Stones is now available on iTunes:    

Desert Grasslands: Artists respond to the fascinating biomes of desert grasslands
Julie Sasse,
Tucson Museum of Art
Desert Grasslands, a catalog for the exhibit, Desert Grasslands, which was installed at the Tucson Museum of Art, between January 26 and July 17, 2013. Work by 18 artists was included and examples are provided here as well as artist biographical material and statements.
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Westward Look Resort: A Journey Through Time
Gregory McNamee
Polytropos Press

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