The Currency

Paul Otremba
MFA, 2005
Four Way Books, 2009

The finely-sculpted poems of The Currency animate the world of art and architecture, from Caravaggio and Frank Gehry to the contemporary artist Maurizio Cattelan and the filmmaker Jean-Pierre Limosin. Exploring such works of art for how they lead us to pause for thought and breath--how they infuse mind and body in equal measure, helping us keep and pass the time we spend--Otremba poignantly articulates the hues of familial life.