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Rosamond Purcell
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Rosamond Purcell
Rosamond Purcell is a photographer of natural history collections and collector of ruined objects. The subject of the film An Art that Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell, she collaborated with paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould on Illuminations: A Bestiary and Finders, Keepers (both W. W. Norton). Her other books include Egg & Nest (Harvard), Bookworm, Dice (with Ricky Jay), and Owls Head (all Quantuck Lane). Her artwork was featured on the cover of Conjunctions:48, Faces of Desire.

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Vol. 70
Sanctuary: The Preservation Issue
Spring 2018
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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October 16, 2018
The knife was raised
before there was an after.
He cried out, “Stop, stop!
“My name means laughter.”
October 9, 2018
It was his mother’s necklace, so it had value to him, more value to him than probably to his wife. It was meant for a woman though, so he couldn’t wear it.
October 2, 2018
Song of Betel leaves being moved
from one cheek to the other and
someone sleeps on a sofa, the peal
of fleecy bells in the distance.
These real things. These real
things that make everything
real around them.
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