|Click here for a sample of ANC020.|
- Tony Trigilio, author of White Noise and Historic Diary
Things That Keep Us from Drifting is a flowing, meandering, and at times discursive sequence of long poems that exists in the realm of the circadian; change is active on every page. Dailiness and nuance mark the alternatively long and short lines punctuating a white space/field that is as necessary as the utterance. Ruzkowski invites the reader to feel language as a product of environment, an organism. One wonders if this language emanates from the body, or vibrates in “the rotting weeds.” A dull humming builds within these pages. Ruzkowski acutely hears the urban landscape with an eye toward permaculture and wonders “Can this existence happen or just be a feeling/thought.”
88 large-format pages with six full-color plates, handmade and numbered
ANC020 is out of print.