Spheres + Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror Projected on My Wall

Spheres + Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror Projected on My Wall

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Author: Jonny Lohr

Publisher: Adjunct Press (2016)

Spheres is essays on music produced as a zine, complete with stolen paper and borrowed copier. The covers are calligraphed gold text over Kinkos.

Self-Portrait takes inspiration from Ashbery, and also Clark Coolidge’s The Crystal Text and Craig Dworkin’s reboot of The Crystal Text. The poems show a writer placing themselves inside the larger implications of poetry, finding themselves clothed in every connotation good and terrible. It is printed in a 4"×5" chapbook, with two fold-out inserts as the central poems. The covers were stolen from the Wave Books warehouse and hand-painted. The two books are hand-bound and leashed together, literally. Carelessness with one can cause mutual injury. The reader can choose to separate the two for convenience, however to do so will break the texts.