Visual Poems by Jeffrey Grunthaner

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The Trouble with Sundays is a work of poetry presented in the form of a fragmented novel. Approaching a multimedia text, the book should feel like it becomes “glitched.” This digital aspect gradually ruptures the linearity of the text, creating a unique space for the emergence of the poetic. The project condenses the analog and the digital, operating through the insertion of (digitally inspired) poetry into a realm normally reserved for the prose page—in short, the emergence of poetry out of the realm of the prosaic.

Poem 1 Victors Hammer
Poem 2 Fall
Poem 3 She Hung Around The House In Spirit Form
Poem 4 To Find A Way To Take The Gifts Toward Her Detail Glimpsed
Poem 5 Greatest Ladder Into Spring
Poem 6 Then He And Brendan Head Off Into The Sunset

Jeffrey Grunthaner is a writer and (sometimes) curator based in New York. Their articles, reviews, poems and essays have appeared via Drag City Books, Louffa Press, Imperial MattersFolderartnet NewsHyperallergic, and other venues. Recent curatorial projects include the reading and discussion series Conversations in Contemporary Poetics at Hauser & Wirth, West 22nd Street.

Harmony Holiday by Farid Matuk
Miles Davis Trumpets

“I don’t want the kind of career where everything is sensible and safe; I’d rather suffer through the anxiety of wondering where I’m going next than suffer the boredom of dancing in the same safe square.”

My Favorite Regular by Devon Marinac
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Devon Marinac is a visual artist whose practice includes painting, drawing, collage, and zine making, often in combination. Devon was born in British Columbia, raised in Mississauga, and currently resides in Toronto. 

Three Poems from Heck Land: The Resorted Text by Annelyse Gelman

These poems are excerpted from Annelyse Gelman’s Heck Land: The Resorted Text, a lyrical reworking of the definitive edition of William S. Burroughs’s seminal anti-novel Naked Lunch: The Restored Text. There are twenty-five in all—one for each chapter of Naked Lunch—each a scalpeled, reappropriated cut-up tape-mounted to projector transparency, then photographed recto and verso, along with dust, fingerprints, squashed bugs, and other process artifacts.