Lucy Ives, Mark Leidner, Keith Waldrop : I am the house I glue in.

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March 22 – April 14, 2013


An exhibition of poets’ collages at Flying Object. Featuring the work of Mark Leidner, Lucy Ives, and Keith Waldrop. Books for your perusal by Brandon Downing, Robert Seydel, Jess, and more!


I am the house I glue in. - Robert Seydel, “Formulas and Flowers” from Book of Ruth

“Things seem to collect around me, wherever I go, in the same way ideas occur as if from nowhere, and since I have always balked at throwing anything out, I sometimes imagine my house simply a context for unexpected items. I write under much the same compulsion: whether local images or abstract concepts, whatever interests me I hold on to as best I can and a poem is my formal grip. Everyone knows that a painter can put the most disparate things into a single picture–Jesus Christ, for instance, along with a Dutch windmill–and they are seen then in a single light.” - Keith Waldrop from A Windmill Near Cavalry’s dust jacket


Mark Leidner is the author of The Angel in the Dream of Our Hangover and Beauty Was the Case That They Gave Me. He lives in Northampton, MA.

Lucy Ives’s Orange Roses is forthcoming from Ahsahta Press in fall 2013. Her novel, Nineties, will be released by Tea Party Republicans Press in March. A deputy editor at Triple Canopy, she is the co-editor of Corrected Slogans: Reading and Writing Conceptualism.

Keith Waldrop is the author and translator of many books of poetry and prose. His most recent book, Transcendental Studies-published by University of California Press-received the National Book Award. He co-edits Burning Deck press with his wife Rosemarie. He lives in Providence, RI.