This book of poetry assembles writings from recent projects by Hirmer which explore human relationships with trees across different scales of time and how we can prepare for an increasingly uncertain future through practices of care. It was created through the Thread Residency program with Musagetes and presented as part of a brunch workshop for the ArtsEverywhere Festival in Guelph in January 2020.
Lisa Hirmer is an interdisciplinary artist who works across visual media, social practice, performance and occasionally writing. She is primarily concerned with collective relationships: that which exists between things, rather than simply within them—particularly in relation to collective beliefs and in human relations with the more-than human world.
Features 16 poems in three sections: Land Acknowledgement, Forest Scores, and Mother Trees of Forests Not Yet Here. The 14 poems in "Forest Scores" are a series of prompts/meditations for the reader.