S*an D. Henry-Smith named a finalist for the 2021 PEN America Literary Awards
White Columns

White Columns congratulates S*an D. Henry-Smith on being named a 2021 PEN America Literary Awards finalist.

Henry-Smith’s most recent publication, Wild Peach is nominated for PEN’s Open Book Award.

Wild Peach (Futurepoem, 2020) 

Henry-Smith’s solo exhibition “in awe of geometry & mornings” is currently on view at White Columns until March 6th. For more information about the exhibition and related events please check our website: https://whitecolumns.org/exhibitions/lobby-san-d-henry-smith/

Wild Peach is a multisensory roaming of landscape and interior, often (but not always) in near stillness and varying light. The power to disrupt and obscure language is an essential tool in protecting this multimodal endeavor; in this project, poetry and photography warm the taste of memory, exploring nonlinear, non-narrative time through the sonic offerings of image and text—and the Outdoors, the interpersonal, and all offered onto. Black Secrecy demands and provides a spirit of collaboration, study, and play. Rest without guilt. Two steppin’ in the parking lot. Screaming into the night sky. In the garden and the noise, what must be learned from the garble? We listen. The ocean is always just over your shoulder.” – S*an D. Henry-Smith

Copies of Wild Peach are available for sale at White Columns and at futurepoem.com.

For more information about PEN’s Open Book Award visit pen.org

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