This selection, chosen by guest curator Addie Tsai, is from a simple verb by JJ Rowan, released by Bloof Books in 2019.
was a cloud once collected bodies in parts in living pieces: he hid the pieces mostly woman pieces in the earth the trash the homes of others the cold climates the shallow earth: too shallow: too many woman parts and some other parts too.
bolts made of wood or wood made of bolts: imagination how many times stronger than reality. nothing made of solid wood. wait for / lean on. some assemblage of tires. some spring to the night air. four bodies on a platform? five? the body keeps count. in the news humanity has been cleared from a wood. the community clenches its inhabitants or else floats them away. or else they float. or else.
parts or parted. the suggestion of form where form’s away.
a strange moment wrote a city into the space the city didn’t occupy. under feet of snow a city chuckles with suggestion. a window shatters, or half shatters, clung with plastic. a bat in a cardboard vehicle. hundreds of books on the floor. the shape of words on paper relative to snow.
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