Æra Hope Presents this Season's Featured Artist Promotion:
'Drawing Blood (or On My Mother's Toes)' by Hannah Bailey
'Drawing Blood (or On My Mother's Toes)' is a collection of poems about the maternal bloodline and what it means to find your identity as a multi-cultural and multi-dimensional woman. Using poetry to tell the stories of the women in her family, Hannah was able to connect to her heritage during a time of isolation and homesickness. Beginning the book of poetry in 2021 , she committed herself to writing one poem a day, completing the journey in one year. Each poem touches on different senses and emotions felt through metaphors that weave together the pain, love, and beauty of womanhood. Below are images of her creative process and how she organized the collection of poems into her first published book.
Hannah Bailey is an Australian-Filipino actor, musician, and poet. She has studied at multiple art schools across the world and currently lives and works in New York City. In addition to performing in theater productions, musicals and films, her writing was recently published in Knack Magazine’s Issue #74 and Insight Magazine. This is her first collection of poetry.
"As I wade through the life-long undertaking of collecting and collating the fragments of my scattered identity, my work and words become increasingly the stitching." — Hannah
20 signed and numbered books and prints are available for Pre-Order from 2.22.2022 - 3.22.2022
' Drawing Blood (or On My Mother's Toes)' can be found here:
In addition to the signed poetry book, a personalized photo and poem will be included as postcard print:
Description Included on the Postcard Print:
At midnight the icy pavement swallowed me whole and I let it. I’m not scared of the dark anymore.
Poem from Drawing Blood or On My Mothers Toes
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West 4th Street at Night
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This is an Æra Hope x Antonia Stefanescu writing collaboration.