We Have To Watch, Geoff Nilson
A painting from the art series Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Geometrica by Canadian artist Miklos Legrady makes the cover of We Have To Watch (2016), a series of poems by New Westminster poet Geoffrey Nilson. His work has appeared widely in Canada.
A series of responses to the conceptual photographs of American artist Gregory Crewdson, the ekphrastic poems in We Have to Watch document the tension inherent in modern spaces and engage with fractures in urban and suburban environments. We Have to Watch acts as a vocalization of Crewdson’s artwork, with multiple speakers investigating the psychological and physical bonds between people and place.