another page from the HTBE book
Apollinaire was coming from the Symbolist tradition in poetry, a romantic and at times mystical way of writing. His early work is certainly a part of this, but in his first collection, Alcools, one can see him stepping away from all that moonlight and drowsiness and towards the Paris he was living in - one of automobiles, airplanes and what he later called "simultaneity". Think cubism in words.
Some online mentions of the show:
Journalista (The Comics Journal blog)
Mid-Atlantic and DC Art News
I should also mention that the book is available from me - email me if you want one. Or come by the show and but one there. In a few weeks I'll have it in stock at some online stores...
HOW TO BE EVERYWHERE
Gallery Neptune , Bethesda, Maryland.
April 6 - 28. 2007, reception Friday April 13, 6 - 9 pm.
All the work, and a 100-page limited-edition book of drawings published at the same time, is based on the poetry of Guillaume Apollinaire.