This set explores a style I use every once in a while which I think of as a word “stream,” kind of like the “skinny poems” of James Schuyler or the long, run on poems of Ammons. But also included are poems that use some sort of stanza form, many of them written as “streams” that just had to be broken up for legibility. Some of the poems are collages made up of drafts and move along in discrete bits, something I picked up from Tom Raworth and Charles Bernstein. Many of these were published in my first books, “Free Space Comix” and “Gulf” (in the first set) and “Kluge” (in the second), but about half are unpublished.

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