Buttonhook Press: 2020 Pamphlet Series
Editorials on Issues of Poetic Practice

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Rachel Custer

The Artistic Power of Silence:

On Letting Art Speak for Itself


About the writer:
Rachel Custer is the Poetry Editor and a reviewer and editorialist at O:JA&L. Her first full-length poetry collection, THE TEMPLE SHE BECAME, is available from Five Oaks Press. Other work has previously been published or is forthcoming in Rattle, OSU: The Journal, The American Journal of Poetry, B O D Y, [Pank], and The Antigonish Review. On February 13, 2019, Rachel Custer became a recipient of a 2019 Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Image: The Christ of Silence by Odilon Redon (1840-1916). Pastels on paper. 68.8 x 56.8 cm. Between 1903 and 1910. Public domain.