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Deuxmers Publishing Literary Launch Party (Poetry, Photography, Dance)

da Shop presents an evening of poetry, photography and dance

Saturday, December 1
5:00pm to 7:00pm

celebrating three of Deuxmers Publishing’s newest books:

Peggy Ferris (photography)
Dreaming of Iona (photography)
Keep the Change: selected poems from the Turkish Second New (poetry)

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5:30pm poetry reading followed by a dance performance by Iona Contemporary Dance Theatre and light refreshments.

Limited edition (50) of Dreaming of Iona books, special broadside with each purchase of Keep the Change (while supplies last), Photography print showcase from Peggy Ferris (photo prints available) & other Deuxmers titles will be available

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more about the books:

Keep the Change: selected poems from the Turkish Second New

Second New is a conceptual poetry movement that emerged in Turkey in the 1950's and continued into the 70's. It is conceptual in the sense that the poetry was developed independently without any manifesto, rules or guidelines and that the name “Second New” was coined afterwards, but in principle the works shared an avant-garde style with characteristics described as personal, obscure and abstract. The core poets, in no particular order, are İlhan Berk, Turgut Uyar, Edip Cansever, Cemal Süreya, Ece Ayhan, Ülkü Tamer and Sezai Karakoç. 

Keep the Change is a short collection of selected poems for only three of the poets, Cemal Süreya, Turgut Uyar and İlhan Berk as a tiny slice of the poems of the Second New, nevertheless, it is representative of the style and stands as a complete piece of derivative work while staying close to the originals.

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Dreaming of IONA

A collection of candid images from various IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre events in Honolulu,
captured on film between 2006 and 2017 by Omer Kursat

A creative and rare glimpse into the backstage moments of IONA dancers, crew and  volunteers … beautifully captured through the mind and lens of Omer Kursat

— Cheryl Flaharty, IONA Founder and Artistic Director

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Peggy Ferris

The story of this collection of photographs started at a garage sale upon acquiring a rusted index card box containing medium-format negatives. They belonged to Peggy Ferris, a journalist and a photographer who started her career in California and eventually journeyed to and settled in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. After her death, the negatives were inherited by her cousin, who some years later placed them in a garage sale in Honolulu.

The tin box was a treasure chest full of visually captivating images from a bygone era, unleashing a dormant stream of magical, fossilized memories. What might have been lost forever was thankfully captured on film by Ferris, a highly gifted yet unknown photographer with a tremendously keen eye.  

The photographs depict historical scenes in California, at various Santa Clara County locations such as Angels Camp, Austin Corners, Alma College and Aldercroft Heights, as well as a few glimpses of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. The collection also includes portraits of a broad range of subjects, including Ferris herself, all of which are included in the first part of the book. The second part consists of a set of particularly fascinating images that portray the members of Roadrunner Productions, a theater troupe formed by Stanford University graduates.

Earlier Event: November 29
Honolulu Photography Night
Later Event: December 8
An Hour of Code with Keiki Coding