Force Fields
text byAndrew Joron
art by Brian Lucas 

32pp >> $10.00 >>printed in an edition of 100 in July of 2010
Special Online Price //$9 //  Take it and run!

>>If you had any doubt about the ethereal materiality of text, or the wispy tangibility of images, this new collaboration by Andrew Joron and Brian Lucas will dissuade you.  Composing on a loaned typewriter (yes, they still exist), Joron's twenty-unit poem-cycle is physically marked  with the flaws and auras of that particular machine.  Meanwhile, Lucas's charcoal images evoke, along with the "force fields" of the title, much of the patternings, vibrations, and stark contrasts of text itself.  In this topsy turvey way, the book becomes an argument--from the midst of an increasingly digital age--for the very specific power of some rather ancient technologies. 

Andrew Joron is most recently the author of Trance Archive: New and Selected Poems (City Lights, 2010).  Brian Lucas is the author of Light House (Meeting Eyes Bindery, 2006).  They both live in Berkeley, CA except for Brian, who lives in Alameda.    

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