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Alex Appella

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The Well Diggers / Los Poceros

by Alex Appella



A bi-lingual presentation of a poem written in Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico in 2000.
A simple, bright binding that reflects the content and depends on the reader's interaction. Accessible literature in English and in Spanish!
You can fold it so the English OR the Spanish title are visible when the book is closed.

NOTE: The paper color may vary from what you see photographed. I tend to change colors of the inside page from time to time...(the black encasement stays the same, as does the content and overall design).

This artist book was featured in Bound & Lettered: Volume 8, No. 1, 2009

The well diggers,
one below and one above,
pull up a bucket at a time
of rock
they began digging 8 months ago.
The circle they are pressing into the earth
is a meter and a half across
and barely 14 meters deep
and only just now damp...

Copyright 2000 Alex Appella

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