Any Seam or Needlework
Brooklyn, NY: Operating System, 2016.
Cover art: Quilt Drawing #12 by Daphne Taylor.
(Chapbook Series 2016: Of Sound Mind)
Inspired from the folk tune of the English ballad “Scarborough Fair,” where the third line of the stanza adopts the title of the collection, “Any Seam or Needlework” burns fiercely on a canvas to be nothing, yet nothing to be everything. Similar to a bronze gramophone record stuck on replay, each typographic confession sings naked on the podium for more unknown dissections. Though the first glance onto the page may be subtle with their canon at play, we begin to form a literary study on the relationships between the poet’s conscience and the mentality of the poem itself. Some say it’s as if the whole sentence becomes alive with each glance, or what’s worse, an ode to phonetic cult.