These poems — based on the experiences of a drone pilot and a refugee worker, and on Stone’s observations at military training camps — are a mediation on twenty-first century warfare.
Denise has hand set and printed these seven poems in 14 point Garamond and printed them on dampened Fabriano Rosaspina paper. Howard Paine is creating woodcut images to accompany the poems and Denise plans to make handmade endsheets as well. The book will be sewn and bound late in the spring of 2019. A publication launch event will be announced soon.
Nomi Stone’s Kill Class, her second full collection, is forthcoming from Tupelo Press in 2019. Her poems appeared recently or will soon appear in POETRY, American Poetry Review, The New Republic, The Academy of American Poets’ “Poem-a-Day” series, Bettering American Poetry 2017, The Best American Poetry 2016, Tin House, New England Review, and elsewhere. A Perfect Not-There and Kill Class are based on two years of fieldwork she conducted within war trainings in mock Middle Eastern villages erected by the US military across America. Nomi Stone is a 2018 Pushcart Prize winner, earned an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College, and teaches at Princeton University.
Howard Paine is an active artist working in the fields of printmaking and digital media. His work is concerned with the interaction of biology and technology and the impact that these two elements can have on each other in both intended and unexpected ways. The cycle of death, decay, and new life are also important ideas within the work. He has shown widely at the regional and national level. Howard received an MFA in Printmaking from Washington University in St. Louis in 1995. He lives and works in Omaha, Nebraska where he is an Associate Professor of Printmaking at the University of Nebraska Omaha.