Joe Blades previous next   hone

ISBN 978-1-897430-60-6 Prison Songs and Storefront Poetry (poetry) 21.95
published 2010 77 pages

In Prison Songs and Storefront Poetry exploratory poems are rendered with Zen-like simplicity and calligraphic precision. The structured discipline of using a typewriter creates a spatial immediacy and also dictates the form of the poem. Concisely focused on the immediate moment, the quick shifts of attention, the motion of these acts of perception constructs an architectural logic within the poetry. Joe Blades has created a sculptural grammar out of the spatial arrangements of words through the process of writing them.