Deck of Deeds
Author: Rodrigo Toscano
Publisher: Counterpath Press (2012)
Deck of Deeds is comprised of seventy poetic prose image captions (sans images) whose titles are inspired by the popular Latin American loteria card game. Written by a poet who logs in an average of ten thousand miles of air travel each month working as a union trainer and coordinator throughout the U.S., the "cards" reflect a dizzying array of cultural-geographic locations, each one acting as a scene-setter for highly dystopian portraits of "people" caught in a tangle of industry-specific "predicaments."