Written by Canadian Artist & Professor, Nathan Brown
Published by Ida Bencke, Broken Dimanche Press
Typed between the evening of January 9 and the night of January 10 2016, the series is composed of dialectically reflective poems written in sequence. Modest and slender, they retain a material attachment to the typewriter that determined their lineation, spacing and train of thought. At times, they pause to reflect on this form of composition, which in turn relates to their ontological, existential and historical concerns.
As a record of writing's weakness and contingency, the sequence has been printed as originally typed, unedited and preserving imperfections, typos and varying degrees of intensity. It is best read in one sitting, as a series-poem articulated through a process of thinking at once divergent in its concerns and unified in time. The publication design and layout by Zille Sophie Bostinius furthers the feel of a diurnal manuscript, an exercise notebook, or indeed the score of a series-poem borne from the passage of a night.
It is available to buy here.
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