A gibbous moon arrives in shadow and light. First at waxing then at waning, two moons in one cycle just shy of full. Poet Dennis Cooley’s eloquent words merge with photographer/composer Michael Matthews’ decadent abstract photographs. These two celebrated artists draw connections and parallels to each other’s masterful art forms, tying the two together seamlessly. The antecedent and subsequent illuminate the night sky with their dance; the shadows and the light taking turns at showing us the way through the darkness.
Clever wordplay, stunning photographs, immaculately designed and lavishly constructed, a full-colour poetry collection with the gloss and glamour of a coffee table art book. – Winnipeg Free Press
Nominated.– Manitoba Book Award - McNally Robinson Book of the Year
Nominated.– Manitoba Book Award - Manuella Dias Award for Book Design