Eggs in the Basement

My long poem Eggs in the Basement is out, published as a limited edition chapbook by Nomados Press. Meredith Quartermain just came by last night with 26 lettered copies. Much appreciation to her and Peter both for being interested in it and for producing such a beautiful edition!

Eggs in the Basement is an experimental, process-oriented poem. I generated a body of source text in a ten-minute automatic exercise, separated it as neatly as possible into subjects and predicates and wrote the poem by repeating first all the subjects and and cycling through the predicates in the first half, and then reversing the procedure for the second. Strangely, the result is loosely the story of Freud’s Moses and Monotheism, in which two murders are committed by a collective: an initial one, which traumatizes the collective, and a second, which covers over the first and consolidates an violent and violated melancholy from which the group cannot escape. If you’re interested at all, you can obtain the chapbook by writing: Nomados Literary Publishers, PO Box 4031, 349 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 3Z4.

Or check out their website: Nomados


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