Thu 8 Sep 2016
I moved back to my house in New Jersey for a few years while doing coursework at the CUNY Graduate Center (never got the degree) during which time I used an electric typewriter to generate material. I often, probably out of a sense of conservation, continued to use that the same sheet of paper when a poem, or often single line, achieved some sort of completeness. I pulled much material out of these pages for Free Space Comix and Gulf. Looking back at them now, I must have been using the page as something as a canvas; many of the pages resembled the all-over collage aesthetic of Ted Berrigan and Ron Padgett’s collaborations such as “Bean Spasms.” This PDF is a selection of the best of those pages, along with a few bits that resemble (to my mind) Clark Coolidge’s work from Space.
Download Tensegrity: Typed Pages