Life Calling Initiative, 2022. First Edition Limited #119 of 300 copies. Large 4to. 179 pp. Color reproductions on most pages, with poetry. Perfect bound book in grey cloth covered boards; housed in publisher's grey cloth clamshell box. A fine and scarce copy. Item #22128
In A Land Between Worlds: The Shifting Poetry of the Great American Landscape (2022), poet and photographer John Mack shares his vision on that part of the human condition which brings about our disconnection from nature, its further disconnection through smart devices, and provides clues that might lead us back to our natural unity with it. Covering nearly fifty of the most iconic U.S. National Parks, Mack uses poetry, landscape photography, and an interactive augmented reality app to invite us into a deep introspection about what it means to be human: What, if anything, can our national parks teach us about the nature within us? A Land Between Worlds is evidence of hope in a world where nature, freedom, love, democracy, and reality itself are under attack." The official book of "A Species Between Worlds: Our Nature, Our Screens", the exhibition showcased in New York City in 2022. The poetry book includes not only all of the exhibition's U.S. National Park images but also the project's entire collection of poems, many of which are not included in the NY exhibition.