Jeffrey Greene and Ralph Petty
Shades of the Other Shore

Shades of the Other Shore has come about through a collaboration between writer Jeffrey Greene and artist Ralph Petty. The two, writer and artist, share rural American beginnings, but have since discovered a new life in France, in sparsely populated French areas of Burgundy and the Ardèche, respectively. Their cahier offers a deep mapping of their adopted regions: Greene’s sequence of sketches and poems explores imagined correspondences between personal and historical ghosts tied to the seasons; Petty’s watercolours record a journey to the source of a local river. The result is a rich artistic translation, through their American sensibilities, of the landscapes of their chosen homes.

In 2016, Sylph Editions published Ralph Petty's drawings in Breathing Underwater, alongside poems by Lisa Davidson.

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In the Press / Reviews

Tony's Reading List September 2013

  • 36 pages

  • 15 colour illustrations

  • 240 x 150mm

  • ISBN 

    978-0-9569920-6-2

  • Publication date: 

    2013

  • Sewn paperback with dust jacket


  • £ 14
    Choose it as part of a boxed set of 6
    £ 72