Em was a sheepdog mix who never lived far from where she was born, in Cahir, Tipperary, Ireland. She had a sense of place and a gentleness of temperament, and a way of making all events rituals with an eagerness for them to happen again. She led through all the years we shared.
The narrative and sequence of this book is taken from entries to the writer’s blog Some Words for Living Locally (2007-2014).
Erica Van Horn, writer, printer and book maker was born in New Hampshire, and for the past 20 years has lived in Tipperary, Ireland. A compendium of her work is available as The Book Remembers Everything, a catalogue for her exhibition at the Beinecke Library at Yale. The residue of her journal to 2012, Living Locally, was publisehd by Unifrombooks in 2014.