Poetry. Art. Artwork by Suzanne Northcott. Beginning in the 1950s, WHITE ALBUM charts the life of a young woman born in India, growing up in Canada during an era of explosive change, both cultural and political. Set to the music of the last half-century, WHITE ALBUM poses provocative questions: What is an identity? How does the noise of history-the chanting crowds, the gunshots, the guitar feedback-soundtrack our sense of self? Blurring together diverse media, WHITE ALBUM blends the words of award-winning poet Rishma Dunlop with the paintings of acclaimed artist Suzanne Northcott. The result is a groundbreaking, interdisciplinary collection-a montage of brilliant images, driven by a blistering soundtrack of language. WHITE ALBUM is a unique artists' book of poetry and visual art.
Winner of the Emily Dickinson Prize for Poetry, Rishma Dunlop is the author and editor of several collections of poetry. She is Coordinator of the Creative Writing Program at York University and the founding editor of the international poetry journal Studio. She was also a finalist for the CBC Canada Council Literary Awards in 1998.