Sunday, March 06, 2005

The Mark of the Feast: 777

Working away in Alton, Illinois, j0llyr0ger creates tiny publications and mails them off into the world. Last month, he began an ambitious project, Lucky Seven. Every seven days, beginning on 7 February 2005, he would create seven copies of a publication and mail it out to seven people. The result this time is a small book of seven poems, each printed only on a recto page. My favorite is probably this one:

I am the dread book
written in contrails of rust and dirge

I am the glyph written in the sand,
a harbinger washed away by the tide

I am the tension
the pull of heat

For more information on j0llyr0ger's project, visit the Lucky Sevens webpage, where we discover that the project is in "suspended animation for the nonce."

j0llyr0ger, Lucky Sevens, Vol. 1, No. 1 (7 Feb 2005)

un violon d'ingres

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