by Anne Tardos
"Such pleasure as this unique book provides is all too rare. The meld of play, the sights and sounds, the wit of congruent edges, places to go, things to see, always each its own insistent possibility... The sound of the dear Dik-Dik invites."
- Robert Creeley
"The Dik-dik's Solitude is astonishingly varied and continuously inventive. It is a book that teaches the reader to understand the pleasure of the text." - Marjorie Perloff.
At every level of Anne Tardos's paintings, films, poetry, and cross-genre work the familiar is engaged while acknowledging the violently contested landscape of what we think we know. Connection is the dominant mode of composition. A brand new vernacular emerges when Tardos's unique voice announces itself in her rapid language switches, gleeful humor, and rare willingness to blend the personal and the political. With new and previously published work as well as an introductory interview with the author by prominent poet Lyn Hejinian, The Dik-Dik's Solitude is the first comprehensive collection of work by this significant contemporary artist and writer.