Handiwork - Gaby Bedetti

Gaby Bedetti is a photographer, writer, and translator living in Lexington, Kentucky, with her spouse and son. An older parent whose only daughter is getting married next spring, she just watched the spellbinding documentary 112 Weddings, directed by Doug Block. She is a longtime professor at Eastern Kentucky University.

On retiring from the grind of grading papers, she hopes to continue her creative projects, including singing in her church’s folk choir and maintaining her circle of friends. She is circulating The Butterfly Tree: Selected Poems of Henri Meschonnic, her co-translation of a French writer who believed in language’s ability to dissolve borders. Her recent work has appeared in Amsterdam Quarterly, North Dakota Quarterly, and Barely South. Like an ukiyo-e painting, her photos invite the viewer to be part of “the floating world.” Shot with a Canon PowerShot SX130 IS.