Jonathan Greene is the author of 30
books and more than 250 poems that have
appeared in over 80 magazines and
anthologies in a career spanning six
decades.

He was born in New York City in 1943,
and lived in San Francisco twice in the
1960’s.  He graduated from Bard College
in 1965, where he studied American
Literature with Ralph Ellison.  He has also
studied poetry with Robert Lowell and
folklore with Alan Dundes.

Since 1965 Greene has edited and
published over 50 books under the
Gnomon Press imprint, including works by
Robert Duncan, Wendell Berry, Jonathan
Williams, James Still and others.  Today
he continues his work as an award-winning
book designer and typographer.

Greene moved to Kentucky in 1966, where
he still lives on a farm outside of Frankfort
with his wife, Dobree Adams.
From the Preface:

"From our separate worlds, our life together on a Kentucky River farm north of Frankfort,
our travels and common interests, we have forged a multi-faceted collaboration of vision
and voice:  Dobree’s tapestries and photographs with Jonathan’s poetry.

"Many of the tapestries in this collection were inspired by travels in Japan and by design
aesthetics which are an inherent part of Japanese culture as well as guiding principles for the
traditions of Japanese art and craft.  Ensō or ‘Zen circle’ is the most prevalent calligraphic
image of Zen art, and is the origin of the title,
full circle.  

"Dobree's photographs relate to her tapestries in subtle and mysterious ways. The
impressionistic influences of color and light correlate to many attributes recognized in her
woven work.  
and from season to season.  I never tire of watching and recording how the light falls on the hills
behind our river bottom, of how the light creates layers of trees and mist and fog.
                                                                                                                         -
Dobree Adams
FULL CIRCLE
A Collaboration of Vision & Voice
Dobree Adams / Jonathan Greene

ISBN 978-0-9802117-4-0
Paperback, 40 Pages
$34.95 retail price


Copies Signed by Authors
Available exclusively on direct orders from
Broadstone Books
Initially published in conjunction with the exhibition, "Full Circle," appearing at the Headley-
Whitney Museum, Lexington, Kentucky from January 22 to March 27, 2011, this book
celebrates not simply an exhibition but the remarkable shared odyssey of two uniquely gifted
individuals.

By experiencing the vision of Dobree Adams' weavings and photography and the voice of
Jonathan Greene's verse, joined in these pages as the two of them are joined in life, we are
witness to a dynamic dialogue between two great talents who are deeply committed to their
art, their world and, foremost, each other.
Dobree Adams, recognized as one
of Kentucky’s major contemporary fiber
artists, weaves one-of-a-kind rugs and
tapestries. She spins and dyes the wool
from a rare breed of sheep, the Lincoln
Longwool, and uses handspun yarns in
the many natural colors of the sheep, as
well as dyed yarns that are painted by
hand in the skein.

Through the years she has taken
hundreds of photographs, primarily as
35mm color slides, to record the images
she has gathered at home on the farm
and in her travels, but it was not until
2003 that she first exhibited her
photographic work. Now committed to
working both in fiber and photography,
she is one of the founders of the
Kentucky Women Photographers
Network.  

Her weavings have appeared in
exhibitions in New York and Japan, and
are in public and private collections in
Japan, England, France, Guatemala,
Puerto Rico, and the United States.  Her
photography has appeared in juried
shows and throughout the region.
"This is multi-layered work of a contemporary artist responding to the influences of design
principles of another culture yet being true to her own established techniques of working with
her materials.
"Jonathan’s poems are heavily
influenced by Asian poetry and
Buddhist thought. They provide
another dimension, evidence of
the intertwining of voice and
vision.

"Our collaboration began quietly
after a trip to Japan in 1998 with
the publication (in Japan) of
Jonathan's
Incidents of Travels in
Japan
and Dobree’s cover
photograph of Jonathan with a
statue of the poet Bashō.  

"Full Circle is a selection of
work from our 2011 exhibition at
the Headley-Whitney Museum,
our third museum show exploring
our collaboration."