Join Spokane poet, Maya Jewell Zeller and Seattle artist, Carrie DeBacker, as we celebrate the publication of their collaboration, Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts
Special musical guest, Spokane songwriter, Liz Rognes, performs! We’ll be showing the short film of our first Emerging Visions filmmaking award-winner, Rebecca Starkey.
“Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts” charts a course into magical waters, anchoring itself in the frightening politicization of a woman’s body. The chemistry of this conversation between Spokane Poet, Maya Jewell Zeller, and Seattle artist, Carrie DeBacker, includes pomegranates for human heads, bones that can walk, and a ship sprung from a person’s back, “floating farther from shore.” The speaker in these incantations, behind these urgent watercolors, muses on the philosophies of geologic time, climate change, human genomes, and existential destruction. This book sets out to discover meaning in this terrible, beautiful time — and suggests wonder is where we’ll find it: “the diagnosis is strong / for the wild & wind mills.”
Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts