The Beautiful

Client: Dana Lomax

Category: anthology

Scope: book design

Project Objectives: Dana Teen Lomax is a multi-genre artist and activist, and editor of THE BEAUTIFUL which highlights the United States’ foremost poets, one from each U.S. state, district, commonwealth, and territory, all celebrating the beauty around them. The result is a multi-generational, multimedia anthology of a deeply personal nature, one filled with collective wisdom. Featuring US Poet Laureates, Pulitzer Prize-winning poets, poet-teachers, and experimental poets, this collection revolutionizes our ideas of beauty and belonging. About the anthology, Juan Felipe Herrera has said, “Each artist here, each photographer here, each moment here can change our lives.”

In addition to the printed book, the Gualala Arts Center hosted the first in a series of traveling exhibits featuring panels of contributions from the book.

Contributors include: Joy Harjo, Jericho Brown, Sawako Nakayasu, Jaime Cortez, Eileen Myles, Ching-In Chen, Tiphanie Yanique, Julio César Pol, Akwi Nji, X’unei Lance Twitchell, giovanni singleton, Evelyn San Miguel Flores, Rob Halpern, E. Ethelbert Miller, Arthur Sze, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Sun Yung Shin, Dorianne Laux, Raquel Salas Rivera, Oliver Baez Bendorf, Ama Codjoe, Craig Dworkin, Marcus Amaker, Dan Taulapapa McMullin, Felicia Zamora, No’u Revilla, and others.

Check out this book review for a recent anthology featuring 56 poets from all 50 states and the US territories and commonwealths. ’Berta did the design for both the book and traveling art exhibition. Also, the beautiful (pun intended) volume can be purchased through Gualala Arts here!

The Beautiful book cover

The Beautiful Book Cover

The Beautiful book cover and spread

Book Cover and Spread