Letters and Found Poems of Edisa and Chloe

By David Appelbaum

Imprint: Distribution Partners
Paperback : 9781930337701, 90 pages, October 2012

Table of contents

The Letters
The Found Poems

Chloe
Anniversary
Helena
Ermine
By Apollo’s Torso

1. Astrix
2. If beauty is a test
3. In assent
4. Hastings
5. Sequence
6. Constantine
7. At Pecos
8. Floaters
9. Plat before the storm
10. Phaedo

In Service Boxing Day
Indiscreet
By virtue of deft
Tapas
Dia
Cultivation
Wakefield
Edisa
Agincourt
Anabasis
Scant wind
Hawking
Prague spring
The incredible lightness of being
Awaken
Beguiled
Profit
Ramps
Passage
Sierra
Triumph
ethanol
Sympathique
The master
Indisputandum est
Path of tyranny
Saint Francis
After wood
Jouissance
Out take
Barthe’s mule

The story of two women and their quotidian existence in rural New York.

Description

Conceived first as a correspondence between two women, Letters and Found Poems expresses the mystery of their intimacy in their quotidian existence in rural New York. The complexity of Chloe's affairs creates a damaging separation that brings a tragic turn of events. A collection of poems each had written to the other serves as a supplement to the story.

Purveyor of local geography and lover of mountain hikes, David Appelbaum holds a degree in philosophy. He is past editor of Parabola magazine and, currently, publisher of Codhill Press.

Reviews

"In depth of inquiry, austerity in intellectual reach, purity of language, this inquiry into two lives is poetry after my own heart. " — Djelloul Marbrook, Chronogram