RED ZONE – Where will YOU sleep tonight?

Something original and beautiful about a hard way to liveRED ZONE
poems of homelessness & urban decay
by Kim Goldberg
September 2009
150 pages, 60+ photos
$18.95

Pig Squash Press

  

RED ZONE

poems of homelessness & urban decay

by Kim Goldberg

September 2009

150 pages, 60+ photos

 $18.95

 

By official estimates, three hundred people live and sleep on the streets of Nanaimo, British Columbia. On any given day, a percentage of these people are barred from a 40-block area of the city core known as the “Red Zone.” Kim Goldberg has spent the last three years verse-mapping and photographing Nanaimo’s back alleys, graffiti galleries, underpasses and homeless encampments.

In this extraordinary book, Goldberg reconstructs a landscape of urban decline through a stunning combination of poem, image, artist projects and journal entries until the city itself becomes a persona speaking to us in the samizdat of cities everywhere—graffiti. Goldberg’s tumble down the rabbit hole of broken glass and shattered lives ultimately lands her in her own smouldering red zone of passion, obsession and shame.

“I can no…

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