Ed. 50, 29 pp.
of poetry, photographs.
Here for inside pages
(note transparency effects).
"This is one gorgeous book. My first thought, opening it, was "How
butch!" Then I thought of Oppen's works literally nailed together on boards
(and how the librarians at UCSD haven't been able to deal with that --
have broken up the notebooks in order to get the pages into binders --
ask Rachel [Blau DuPlessis] about this sometime). Then of Ponge's Soap
and its obsessive focus on a subject. And I haven't really begun reading
it through as yet. Kristen, if you aren't sending your books to Charles
Alexander, you should, forthwith. You're rapidly becoming one of the very
best "art printers" in the US. And I love the work you've chosen to focus
- Ron Silliman, Sat, April 15, 2000
"I simply wanted to tell [you] how deeply engaged I was by the sequence
of texts and images. It speaks to many issues central to my own poetics,
but does so in a way I might never have conceived. So my feeling toward
the work is one of a paradoxical intimacy and distance, a far-away-nearness,
as one often feels toward the world itself."
- Michael Palmer, Wed, May 3, 2000
"It's such a good idea and the way of dealing with the biblical prohibition
against sight is fascinating--I'm always trying to read through each window
and can't quite and then look at bottom of page and it gets more and more
mysterious and fragmented. Very beautifully done. The only thing I don't
like--forgive me--is the cover. I know, I know, it's meant to look as
it does--but I do find it ugly although then it's a pleasure to open the
ugly black cover and see these amazing texts and images!"
- Marjorie Perloff, Thu, May 11, 2000
"It was waiting for me when I returned from a semester's teaching in Iowa
ten days ago, and I've only just now gotten a chance to spend some time
with it. It's a remarkable book, I think, with the filtering of all apprehending
senses through the visual /visible /view /vision, and its enactment in
the literal windows. There are quite moving passages, not the least being
the final (27) page of text before the glossing and the points of recognition
of the impossibility of light -- or view -- without obscuring.
- Susan Wheeler, Tue, May 23, 2000
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