I'm excited about this book.
It's an easy read, an original collection of picto-poetry, constructed on Tatiana Arsénie's breathtaking drawings of Berlin.
Working on this book, allowed the two of us a foray into a jungle of words and line,s through which we cut our own path.
I talk about how the book came about in this page on my website: pictopoems.
Some excerpts from the book:
Unter den Linden - originally published in dANDelion Magazine Volume 36, issue i/ii
Reichstag - originally published in dANDelion Magazine Volume 36, issue i/ii
Here is the description of the book which is also found on its back cover:
“Pictopoems of Berlin” blends original art and poetry in a walkthrough of Berlin and its reflection on our imagination.
Made for the art, literature and travel aficionado, the book fuses the boundaries of drawings and poetry in an unassuming and introspective manner.
Tatiana Arsénie’s sketches of Berlin impart a secretive and fiery air to buildings and urbanscapes; the drawings included in the book reflect the artist’s own itineraries in the city.
Irina Moga’s poetry adds an off-the-cuff commentary to capture the fleeting moment.
From the pages of the book a dreamy rendition of Berlin emerges - with its boroughs, cafés, churches and architectural landmarks.
Decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, “Pictopoems of Berlin” brings us a view of Berlin – “a terrace verging on silence” - in praise of freedom.