Designed and printed on Risograph, hand perfect bound. Text by Rachelle Rahmé, Art by Jennifer Shear. Published by 72 Press, NYC, 2019, 5”x7”, Edition of 100. PURCHASE HERE
Part poetics rejected by philosophical discourse, part impressions from itinerate city life, this collection of poems written 2018-2019 articulates a new political position, the “puce commodity.” When the blood itself is sentient of commodification down to the marrow, it congeals, pausing to reflect in its dark interior of tunnels. These poems speak from this ontological capacity for labor, recurrence and desertion.