Title: Feeding the Migration (Painted Lady)
Artists & authors: Madame Beespeaker and Lori Weidenhammer
Poetry Editor: Kevin Spenst
Designer: Victoria Lum with Lois Klassen and Ruby Lewis
Dimensions: 4.25″ (106 mm) x 5.5″ (141 mm) x .2″ (5mm)
Cover: Colour printing on kraft card
Binding: 7-hole hand sewn signature binding
Printing: Digital printing
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Plants seduce us so we will take them with us.
The seeds carried in the hems of garments,
intestines, testicles and wombs.
We are flesh-covered seed-carrying devices.
Our urges are to nurture, but also
disperse . . . “
With Feeding the Migration (Painted Lady), readers are invited into Madame Beespeaker’s notebook to view field drawings and notes related to the well-known migrator, the Painted Lady Butterfly. Nestled inside the drawings, a set of poems by Lori Weidenhammer speaks about the mobility of insects, humans, and the seeds that they carry.