“‘TELL ME ABOUT THEM’, like they say, is an invitation to make in some way substantial the people who aren’t there and may well never be there again at all.”
— from the preface by Robert Creeley
Like Aubrey’s Brief Lives set down by Gertrude Stein, these legends of Maya Deren, Joseph Cornell and Charles Olson have the vivid force of anecdote, occupying the space between what is remembered and what actually happened.
“Jane Wodening’s reconstruction of well-known characters is magic realism of the most delightful kind.”
— Ed Dorn