155 x 240 mm, 234 pages
San Francisco, USA
First published 2021
Editor: Erica Avey
Design: Wiegand von Hartmann
The incredibly minimalistic design of Spectra puts its writing centre stage (and makes for a slick reading experience at that). What began as a mid-pandemic idea, now exists as something tangible ...and unique.
Spectra is a space for a group of people known as 'Spellers'—many of whom are autistic and unable to express themselves through speech. Instead they use the written word to show how and what they're feeling. As editor Erica Avey writes:
'We each/all land somewhere along a variety of cultural and psychological spectra, but we share even more. I want to focus on that—what comes across. The point is the poetry.'