Earth After Earth by
Pub date: 2012
Cover art and interior images by Toni Simon.
Design by Anne Noonan at Soho Letter Press
Earth After Earth is an enigmatic prose poetry text which resonates with
classic sci-fi futurism; yet, when closely attended to provokes and informs us
by imagining the alternative realities of an altered present. Earth After Earth proposes that the
other place and time is poetry--explored to the imaginal limits. Earth After
Earth is illustrated with Toni Simons quixotic black and white drawings which
figure as portholes to a dream.
“In her book Earth After Earth Toni
Simon has created a universe that quietly reveals itself, as when in the
solitude of dreaming we fracture emotions into condensed images and wake to
interpret them, only to find that they've already changed shape. Each sentence
is a revelation, as when in the mind of reading we imagine sentences forming
that take us to another place. When mind, time, and eyes converge at a point of
knowing then you can be sure that even in the dark we know ourselves to be inhabited."
"surreal new-sentence prescient-sci-fi psychedelia."