I was wrestling with the final prose sections of case sensitive when some new writing—stretches of poetry—began to come. Although case sensitive had been rooted in narrative, this time I didn't have any story, characters, or themes in mind. The long poem I was making seemed at various points to be about photography, loss of faith, the effects of living with danger, and the urge to make art.

 

I started doing video experiments based on the writing. Then I added a second section to the book: it suggested a diary and, in turn, a central character. A woman who's been traveling for a long time. Not a writer, a photographer. She writes just to keep her internal chemicals moving, like someone working in a darkroom would lightly agitate the corner of a tray of developer, waiting for an image to appear.

 

Ahsahta Press published The Last 4 Things in September 2009. My video experiments became a DVD that travels inside the book's back cover: 2 films, roughly half an hour of viewing.

 

Listen to selections from the book here. Links to reviews and a clip from the DVD are here. Links to interviews, here.

 

The Last 4 Things

I was wrestling with the final prose sections of case sensitive when some new writing—stretches of poetry—began to come. Although case sensitive had been rooted in narrative, this time I didn't have any story, characters, or themes in mind. The long poem I was making seemed at various points to be about photography, the effects of living with danger, loss of faith, and the urge to make art.

 

I started doing video experiments based on the writing. Then I added a second section to the book that suggested a diary and, in turn, a central character. A woman who's been traveling for a long time.

Not a writer, a photographer. She writes just to keep her internal chemicals moving, like someone working in a darkroom would lightly agitate the corner of a tray of developer, waiting for an image to appear.

 

Ahsahta Press published The Last 4 Things in September 2009. My video experiments became a DVD that travels inside the book's back cover: 2 films, roughly half an hour of viewing.

 

Listen to selections from the book here. Links to reviews and a clip from the DVD are here. Links to interviews, here.

 

I was wrestling with the final prose sections of case sensitive when some new writing—stretches of poetry—began to come. Although case sensitive had been rooted in narrative, this time I didn't have any story, characters, or themes in mind. The long poem I was making seemed at various points to be about photography, the effects of living with danger, loss of faith, and the urge to make art.

 

I started doing video experiments based on the writing. Then I added a second section to the book that suggested a diary and, in turn, a central character. A woman who's been traveling for a long time. Not a writer, a photographer. She writes just to keep her internal chemicals moving, like someone working in a darkroom would lightly agitate the corner of a tray of developer, waiting for an image to appear.

 

Ahsahta Press published The Last 4 Things in September 2009. My video experiments became a DVD that travels inside the book's back cover: 2 films, roughly half an hour of viewing. Listen to selections from the book here. Links to reviews and a clip from the DVD are here. Links to interviews, here.