poem, 64 pages, letterpress
ISBN 0-930900-00-6 cloth, signed, $25
0-930900-01-4, paper, $14
poems, 30 pages, letterpress, saddlestitched
ISBN 0-930901-09-6, wrappers, signed ed.
Poem About Music:
A book-length poem with the rhythms of Don Cherry and John Chicai and
the vision of Charles Olson, all held in tension against silence.
A Forest Utilization Family:
The "forest poems" are
derived from a dictionary of forestry, mostly by
elision, giving the words their margin of silence which is also their
"Poem About Music is a booklength poem where the tension and
controlled by an exaggerated use of white space: a technique suggestive
of the silences in music. It is a poem like the music it is about,
in that it is
open to various interpretations while at the same time its aesthetics
be appreciated without paraphrasing comment."
--L.W.Kimmel, Select Press Review
"Words can talk directly to us, they do
so in Poem About Music.... The
operations of language in this amaze me by their delicacy, suitability
delightfulness. I think at once of Louis Zukofsky or Jeremy Prynne
read this book. It leaves me feeling contented.... This book is most
concerned with language and its source, which is just silence. Track
an empty page to an ellipsis: it is filled, given a body and definition
words that pass forwards and backwards from it ... something to delight
--Peter Philetterpressott, Great Works
"We are forced back to a singular reading in a new grammar,
which is to
read the words only as themselves ... the word that, said, stays."
--Peter Riley, Grosseteste Review
"These short, incisive poems take B's achievement
a whole stage further:
engaging with contemporary dislocations of life and consciousness,
expose paradox without imposing made answers upon the possible."