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NICOLE PEYRAFITTE is a Gasco-Rican pluridisciplinary artist born and raised in the Gascon-French Pyrenees. Her eclectic background & her experiences in shaping identity across two continents & four languages inform her multifaceted works. Peyrafitte’s texts, voice, paintings, videos, & cooking were displayed in, among others: Ninon; The Bi-Continental Chowder | La Garbure Transcontinentale; Whisk Don’t Churn. Her latest project is Basil King: MIRAGE, a 2012 film she co-directed with Miles Joris-Peyrafitte. Her solo or collaborative work with poet | translator | essayist Pierre Joris has been presented and | or performed in such venues as The Metropolitan Museum, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the University of Bordeaux, Birbeck College at the University of London, Poets House NYC, The Poetry Project NYC, Festival Occitania in Toulouse, Estivada de Rodez. For more information:


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Enter vulvic space through Pyrenean caves & sacred stones, feel the wind & smell the shells of the Verrazano Narows. Bi-Valve is a tri-lingual sonic unfolding of Nicole Peyrafitte’s paintings, poems and vocals. Accompanied by jazz virtuoso Michael Bisio, Peyrafitte enters a geo-psychic knowledge that pulses with materiality. “…I am a resistant / multilingual migratory bi-valve/ with eyes   lens   retina.” Look and listen as she offers a corporeal map of receptivity: “it is simple / elemental   secular & séculaire /  I watch the tide   the sunset.”  She mirrors, for us, the matrix that is us. “Je ne perçois pas toujours les formes / mais je suis une coquille chantante / je détecte la lumière   le mouvement / & / je vulvapplaudis la lumière.”  Then, she feeds us (recipe included).



CASS COLLINS was born near the confluence of three rivers-the Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio. She has spent most of her life on an island situated between the East River and the Hudson. Childhood summers found her by the banks of the Indian River in Ontario, Canada. Now, she writes the award-winning column, The River Muse, for the River Reporter newspaper in Narrowsburg, New York, where she shares a home with her husband Jim Stratton, on the Delaware River.

26 pages
20 photographs
3 poems

ISBN 978-0-9819267-3-5


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Cass Collins: RIVER | MUSE

Come immerse yourself in the Delaware River. Cass Collins' eye lets you peer into breath-taking views of this National Scenic River. Bask in summer's blue on Eagle Rock, dip in fall's reflected splendor, or take a snowy walk across the Narrowsburg Bridge. Collins poems usher you safely from flood waters on to the shores of Dunowen.

“Rivers are a creative touchstone for me,” says Collins. “They have such infinite possibility, so many nuances, shades, energies and potential.” Her photograph, “Gypsy Boy” was awarded third place in the 2008 Peter Roidl Memorial Photography Competition. Cass is a member of the Upper Delaware Writers Collective.


The geological term, wavefront, refers to a surface of a seismic disturbance. Stone shifts. Splash. Visual record. Light is sent out in all directions. In this series, artists who are writers give us direction by pointing to the edges of beauty; they lure others into their wake.