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This vigil for the Egyptian people is a poetic exchange between Belle Gironda, who taught at the American University in Cairo, and Stockport Flats publisher Lori Anderson Moseman. This collection charts their friendship and the plight of women protesters through a collage of photos, Facebook posts, emails and poems from January 2011 to January 2012.

70 pages | poems & photographs

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excerpt online in Barzakh
"Were you with me a part? | Were you with me apart?"

BELLE GIRONDA is the author of Building Codes, from Stockport Flats, and two chapbooks, Start Here, St Andrews Press, and High Watermark Salo[o]n Volume 1, Number 4 with the artist Sheila Goloborotko. Her poems have appeared in Crayon, Confrontation, Crit, and elsewhere. She taught writing in Cairo, Egypt for 3.5 years and returned to the US in January 2012. In the following year, she taught in the Levermore Global scholars program at Adelphi University and lived in Brooklyn, NY. She is now perched and writing in the mountains of Western North Carolina, outside of Asheville, North Carolina. In her videopoem “You make a better door than a window.”, Gironda works with Egyptian poet/journalist John Ehab (camera work by Aras Ozgun) to elaborate of a poem featured in Gironda’s book Building Codes (Stockport Flats 2008) and in her collaboration with Shelia Goloborotko in High Watermark Salo[o]n v.1 n.4 (Stockport Flats 2006).  http://www.pyromedia.org/windows_project/belle.htm

LORI ANDERSON MOSEMAN founded the press Stockport Flats in the wake of Federal Disaster #1649, a flood on the Upper Delaware River. Anderson Moseman's poetry collections are All Steel (Flim Forum Press), Temporary Bunk (Swank Books), Persona (Swank Books), Cultivating Excess (The Eighth Mountain Press) and Walking the Dead (Heaven Bone Press). Anderson Moseman has a Masters of Fine Art from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a Doctor of Arts in Writing from the University at Albany.