Jorie Graham has always been invested in humanity’s conflict with the natural. From her first work in 1980, Hybrids of Plants and Ghosts, up through her Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for Dream of the Unified Field, through the new century in Overlord and Sea Change, Graham has consistently kept score of the goings on in the push and pull of humanity’s work on planet Earth.
Eleanor Davis is an award-winning cartoonist who lives in Athens, Georgia. Her fourth book is You & a Bike & a Road (Koyoma Press), a journal of her recent attempt to bicycle across most of the South, from Arizona back to her home. ArtsATL talked to Davis about lessons of the trip, how they’re conveyed through ink drawings, and what to read while traveling across the country.