Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Hands on: Colin Smith



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"You're photographing my left hand, Ariel. I write with my right hand."

"Tell you about my hands?"

"Well, I run warm. And the texture of the skin on my hands is ridiculously soft. But I DON'T spa. And I DON'T put cream on them every night, yada yada."

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Colin Smith is a poetry scalawag. Books = 8X8X7 (Krupskaya, 2008) and Multiple Poses (Tsunami, 1997). More current work pops up in CV2, The Collective Consciousness, and Dandelion. Rarely meets a curse he doesn't like.

6 comments:

Jenny said...

Seriously, how are his hands so soft? I've always wondered. Because they are the softest I've ever touched.

Ariel Gordon said...

Didn't you hear him: he runs hot.

asthma_boy said...

I miss Colin

intellectualharlot said...

Beautiful picture, wonderful quotes!

Obviously you don't need me to give you more projects, but methinks this would be a wonderful series.

intellectualharlot said...

And I just realized there IS a series! Sorry for my ignorance!

I will be browsing the archives.

Ariel Gordon said...

There are also these ones, should you have an insatiable appetite for hands:

http://thinair2009.blogspot.com/search/label/hands-on

(It was a project that leapfrogged blogs...)