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Boy Returning Water to the Sea has been reviewed in The Austin Chronicle.

Here’s the link: Art inspires a poet to paint with words

Andrea Selch will be giving a reading and signing copies of Boy Returning Water to the Sea: Koans for Kelly Fearing at Women & Their Work art gallery on Saturday, April 11 at 2 pm. This event is part of the Texas Biennial 2009.

Women & Their Work
1710 Lavaca Street
Austin, TX  78701

Kelly Fearing whose artwork inspired Andrea Selch to write Boy Returning Water to the Sea is the Texas Biennial 2009 Tribute Artist.

Cockeyed Press is very excited to announce the publication of Boy Returning Water to the Sea by North Carolina Poet Andrea Selch.

“As if by magic, the unforgettable poems in this chapbook lead us into the images the poet sees before her in the paintings of William Kelly Fearing.  ‘The Poet and Bird Before an Open Cave’ concludes, ’through the cave another sky is visible.’  Through her poems, Andrea Selch makes visible a world that only a poet in her most intuitive, visionary mode can create.”

—Kathryn Stripling Byer, North Carolina Poet Laureate


This book is distributed by Carolina Wren Press.
To order please visit their Books and Merchandise page.


“We are so pleased to be publishing this elegant chapbook by Andrea Selch.  Her original inspiration—the titles of works in William Kelly Fearing’s retrospective catalog, which seemed so much like poem-titles to her—has grown into a full-fledged engagement with the images themselves. Some poems are just gestures; others lyrical; still others, open-ended.  By arranging them in chronological order, she offers a narrative on a life scale—elements of her biography and Fearing’s sneak onto the surface like bits of paper in a single collage—nevertheless, each poem remains a striking word-picture.”

—Bill Fick, Cockeyed Press

Cockeyed Press was founded in 1995 in a Greenwich Village loft formerly the darkroom/studio of American photographer Berenice Abbott. In 2007 the press relocated to Durham, North Carolina and in 2012 it was absorbed by Supergraphic, a printmaking studio also in Durham.

Bill Fick Website

For many years Cockeyed Press was the official website for work by Bill Fick. You can now find this work at