Clearly influenced by bpNichol’s Extreme Positions, this chapbook uses typewritten concrete poetry, and the page as frame, to tell a simple tale of a family going, well, nuclear. It is divided into three sections: nuclear, reaction, and refusion. Interestingly, over twenty years on, I’m still exploring family in narrative.
Bob Grumman’s cover design was a wonderful surprise.
32 pages, 11 x 14 cm, saddle stitched card covers, photocopy
first edition of 100 copies
Runaway Spoon Press, Port Charlotte, 1991 [February 1992] cover by Bob Grumman