APRIL 24, 2015: Poet Francis Daulerio and illustrator (and lead singer in the band Frightened Rabbit) released an illustrated poetry collection, If & When We Wake out of Unsolicited Press.
If & When We Wake is the product of winters and springs. It has been buried under snowpack, thawed, cultivated, scorched by the sun, and buried yet again. The result is a book of poetry and art that shines light on the desperation, helplessness, and loss that everyone feels, and tries to find the beauty of acceptance and growth. It examines the necessity of finding meaning in life after experiencing death.
This collection is an attempt to crack back through the ice and rip out a life that emits a light and a heat. It is the woods. It is the grass poking up between toes and tiny bits of soil underneath fingernails. It is alive, and it will sprout and grow.
Francis Daulerio is a poet out of Pennsylvania and Scott Hutchison is the creative genius behind Frightened Rabbit. They both celebrate art is this curious poetry book.