Blue Pool Cecelia by Emma Kemp
Blue Pool Cecelia by Emma Kemp
Blue Pool Cecelia by Emma Kemp
Blue Pool Cecelia by Emma Kemp
Blue Pool Cecelia by Emma Kemp

Blue Pool Cecelia by Emma Kemp

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Image Text Ithaca
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Please note that this title has a second printing and any orders in the next few weeks will be fulfilled when the new copies arrive in mid-March 2019. The first printing is sold out.

Blue Pool Cecelia
by Emma Kemp
5 x 7.25 in., clothbound
foil-stamped with tip-in, 60 pp

Design by Elana Schlenker
Image Text Ithaca Press, 2018

In June 2017, ITI Press sent writer Emma Kemp and Joanne Walters–who had never met–on assignment to Walters’ hometown, a place “with a history of extraction, a town defined by its water… a leaky town in which the cycle of swelling and breaching initiates structural deformations.” Mining newspaper records and bar-stool conversations, Kemp’s writing careens along a damaged trajectory of women’s lives lived along the margins of the Mississippi. Equal parts travelogue, true crime drama and artist’s portrait, Kemp’s riveting and genre-bending text reveals how, in Walters’ photographs, “time shoves itself backwards and forwards, a crooked tideline extending through each girl and woman.”