Death in the Desert
Publisher: Foto Henny Hoogeveen
Introduction by Alan Cohen
Poems by Patricia Smith
While exercising lockdown in the desert of California because of the COVID-19 virus. I decided I needed to create a body of work that first would help me heal from the pain the situation was inflicting on me, and second-ly to document feelings I was having about what was going on in the world. We all felt endangered by everything we came in contact with. We didn’t even know if we could be alone with our own spouses. The everyday mun-dane chores became deterrents for living. Inspiration of the project came while walking the desert and seeing how the sun scorched and killed everything insight.