By Rosemary Valero-O'Connell. Published by Silver Sprocket, 2023.
Softcover, 40 pages, colour interior.
Golden Record is a bilingual English/Spanish poetry magazine and autofiction chapbook lusciously written and illustrated by award-winning graphic novelist Rosemary Valero-O'Connell.
It is an amalgamation of words and images brought together to become more than the sum of their parts, exploring the body as the site and host of all pleasure and pain, and, as its name pays homage to, a collection of dispatches from life on earth.
"Rhapsodic and yearning, Valero-O'Connell crafts a tender resonance between delicate, sensual imagery and lyric language that explores the dark, intimate and fantastic." - Sloane Leong (A Map to the Sun)