For a number of years, a chapbook called Carry On was available as a free download, but the press that published that has recently closed up shop. It’s a stand-alone project, with poems that are not a part of other larger manuscripts, and I’ll have it available here soon!
These Things Happen is available from from the Dusie Kollektiv! Versions of the poems in this chap mostly appear in a manuscript called They Should All Be Odes.
Inspired by events like the SD ZineFest, this is a single poem, “My Wife Says We Have Too Many Books,” in a little zine, which I hope you enjoy.
If you’d like one, they’re at Verbatim Books on 30th & North Park Way in San Diego, CA, or contact me (adamsdeutsch [at] gmail [dot] com), or Venmo $2 to @poempoempoem, along with a post address, and it’ll arrive with a note of gratitude.
There’s also this small chap, called End of the Lines, recently made for the Popular Culture Association’s 2017 Conference.
This project has 2 poems from a manuscript called Room Temperature, with a long procedural piece in between. The poem, “End of the Lines,” is made of the words that end each line in the manuscript in the order they appear in the manuscript. So, the first poem in the manuscript begins with these lines:
When the world’s just greeting notes
made from box flap cardboard,
a neighbor, diamond print
hot pants, and a dog
From these lines, “End of the Lines” begins with, “Notes, cardboard: print dog…” and what follows are the ends of the lines for the rest of that first poem, followed by the ends of the lines in each subsequent poem. While the language is preserved, punctuation is not, which allows for playing with parts of speech as we tend to search for rules as we read.
The piece was inspired by (and so is dedicated to) Geri Doran, who taught us to read the ends of the lines in a poem to see what kind of atmosphere is conjured by that placed language. It’s a project that helped a great deal as the manuscript was revised and edited, a meditative step to see what’s created when traditional grammar is compromised and reinvented.
There were about 200 of these created. If you’d like one, contact me (adamsdeutsch [at] gmail [dot] com), or Venmo $2 to @poempoempoem, along with a post address, and it’ll arrive with a note of gratitude.
A link is hopefully coming soon a small collection from Big Game Books’ Tiny Sides.