scars on th seehorsFront Cover

ISBN: 9780889223875 | paperback / softback

$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889223875 | Rights: WORLD

scars on th seehors is bill bissett’s latest report from and to the image nation, in which his metric performs a kind of absence of narrative intent that lets everyone and everything speak for itself:

eye dont have 2 invent th world ium / alredee in it

There is much evidence of wounding here, of things gone completely raging:

whats th mattr / why yuv hardlee touched yr dinnr / at all / n its yr favorit saus / is it th tektonic plates

but also a hope of healing, of patching up, of scarring:

i see th salmon talks will / resume on monday / well thank god at leest th / salmon ar talking

along with, of course, the usual ““difficult choices””:

it usd 2 be / (4 konrad white n ken / thomsod) / yu cud get sum toilet papr / nd a newspapr both 4 / a dollr fiftee / now yu cant yu gotta / make a chois

Definitely not Conrad Black’s National Post. Ain’t it great?

By bill bissett

bill bissett’s charged readings, which never fail to amaze his audiences, incorporate sound poetry, chanting and singing, the verve of which is only matched by his prolific writing career—over seventy books of bissett’s poetry have been published. whether paying tribute to his hometown lunaria or exercising his native tongue dissent, bissett continues to dance upon the cutting edge of poetics and performance works.

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