Never More Together

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The Porcupine's Quill, Apr 15, 2014 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 272 pages


A tale of subjugation, protest, and transformation, Never More Together tells the story of what can become of a society that fears the truth.

When the inhabitants of a harmonious Edenic community are invaded by the brutal Butterfly regime, they must learn to leave behind their tradition of complicit silence, find a strong new voice amidst the cacophony of state-sanctioned propaganda, and emerge into a hopeful future of freedom and social consciousness.

Steven McCabe’s visual epic of more than 100 linocuts challenges readers to look beyond the surface, to decipher the layers of meaning in each image, and to immerse themselves in a complex, dystopian world full of symbolic references to our past, present, and possibly future condition.


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About the author (2014)

Steven McCabe is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist born in Kansas City, Missouri. McCabe grew up in the American Midwest, leaving home at 17 to travel in a carnival with a psychedelic tent show. At the age of 19, he immigrated to Canada and supported himself by selling prints of ink drawings door to door at university residences in Waterloo and Toronto, as well as the infamous Rochdale College. He spent 25 years working as an artist-educator, visiting hundreds of classrooms, teaching visual art and creative writing. He has designed and facilitated professional development workshops for educators focusing on the intersection of text and language.

McCabe is the author of four full-length collections including Hierarchy of Loss, Jawbone, and Radio Picasso, and the co-author / illustrator of the chapbook Orpheus and Eurydice: Before the Descent. His work is included in a number of anthologies, most recently in Poet to Poet (Guernica Editions 2012). He has collaborated with dancers and musicians creating numerous multimedia poetry performances, and since 2003 has mounted three solo exhibitions featuring ink drawings, paintings on canvas, assemblage, and video. He is the creator of a Wordpress blog; poemimage, where he addresses poetry with digitally manipulated images. He is also a filmmaker, whose video poems have screened in festivals and online platforms.

McCabe lives in Toronto.


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