DAY PULLS DOWN THE SKY / A FILAMENT IN GOLD LEAF by Okwui Okpokwasili and Asiya Wadud
165 x 191mm, 56 pages, black and white printing, perfect bound, softcover, 2019
DAY PULLS DOWN THE SKY / A FILAMENT IN GOLD LEAF is comprised of Okwui Okpokwasili's song lyrics and Asiya Wadud's poems written in response to them. These pages contain both a collaboration and two parallel manuscripts, with Wadud's "a filament in gold leaf" heading the pages, and Okpokwasili's lyrics for "day pulls down the sky" footnoted by the musical sign for coda. This sign was selected in order to express the connection between Okpokwasili's lyrics and Wadud's poems. The coda notation indicates "expanded cadence."