This DOUBLE | VIGIL is for the Egyptian people. This poetic exchange is between Belle Gironda, who taught at the American University in Cairo, and Stockport Flats publisher Lori Anderson Moseman. This collection charts their friendship and the plight of Egyptian women protesters. Letters, Facebook posts and photos from a collage.
Belle Gironda taught writing in Cairo, Egypt for 3.5 years and returned to the US in January 2012. In her videopoem "You make a better door than a window," Gironda works with Egyptian poet/journalist John Ehab (camera work by Aras Ozgun) to elaborate of a poem featured in Gironda’s book Building Codes (Stockport Flats 2008) and in her collaboration with Shelia Goloborotko in High Watermark Salo[o]n v.1 n.4 (Stockport Flats 2006).
To read an interview with Lori Anderson Moseman about this project, check out the November 12, 2012 profiles in poetics at the Womens Quarterly Conversation: Aesthetic Diversity of Women Writers in the 21st Century.