The first anthology in a series of three by Off the Park Press includes work by a group of poets who collaborated on Neo Rauch's "para" paintings while on exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The contributors are Boni Joi, Ronna Lebo, Catherine Shainberg, Marian Brown St. Onge, Susan Berger-Jones, Gale Batchelder, Eileen Hennessy, Judson Evans, Vivian Eyre, and John Yau. Rauch is a poet's painter; as stated by John Yau in his introduction to the anthology, Rauch's paintings have "resisted narrative and did not readliy succumb to explication." Neo Rauch's work combines surrealism with popular imagery to help illustrate social themes.
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