The long, book-ending title poem, “Things Keep Happening” was published as a 100 copy handmade chapbook in 2003. Collected here for the first time with two sections of connected shorter poems, the book traces a set of figures including a space commander, a dying grandfather, an airline attendant, a old west sheriff, an antelope, and a disconnected narrator, as they interact in a landscape of fragmented language, dreams, and memory. The collision and compression of these voices combine to create a portrait of personal and public loss that unfolds and builds through the course of the volume.
7″ x 10″ (17.78 x 25.4 cm) | Black & White on Cream paper | 104 pages | Publication Date: September 22, 2012
Things Keep Happening – Subtext Reading September 2003
Things Keep Happening chapbook launch reading at the Subtext Reading Series, Seattle, Wa. Introductory remarks by Daniel Comiskey.