Candor Is the Brightest Shield
Author: An Maxwell
Publisher: Ugly Duckling Presse (2014)
For the past couple decades, A Maxwell has published small artisanal pamphlets and chapbooks collecting poems, epigrams, lists and loose taxonomies – roughly every other year – on his homemade PRB imprint. These have circulated among close friends and other writers in vanishingly small numbers. Candor is the brightest shield collects several of these into a single volume, emphasizing mutually rehearsed themes of quotation, material memory, paternity, animal grief, and the commons.