AM/ARE I by Billie R. Tadros
This hand-folded & bound chapbook features 26 pages of poetry by Billie R. Tadros, accompanied by the poet's own MRI images. This is a limited edition of 100.
Never has the body felt both so literal and so disembodied as it does in Billie R. Tadros's Am/Are I, which is a stunning intersection of the un-bodyment of language and the very real body at the heart of the injury and subsequent MRI's the chapbook grapples with and puts on painful, beautiful display. It is an outstanding work, with unexpected, vibrant language and some of the most striking, visually arresting pages I have ever seen in a book. – Leigh Camacho Rourks, author of Moon Trees and Other Orphans
Images of Billie R. Tadros’ own body fill the pages of Am/Are I like majestic dark paintings as we dive deep into her self, both literally and figuratively. These pictures intertwine perfectly with her carefully curated words. Even when she gives us just a sprinkle of her insight, surreal and from the depths of the mind, it is always profound and illuminating. – Gina Tron, author of Star 67