Friday, November 30, 2012

40 Pieces: my life in abstracts

All poems and prose already published in this blog thus far are part of my artbook, "40 Pieces." For now, the book is only available through me. I'm making each physical book by hand.

[Poems in this blog that appear after this post, chronologically, will be in the next book.]


About 40 Pieces

Many of these were written in the midst of my deployment with the US Army. I was in Baghdad, Iraq, from August 2007 through August 2008. As the Army saw it, my job was to talk to our detainees, and to attempt to gain some useful information for the “war.” As I saw it, my job was to talk to our detainees, and attempt to figure out what the hell was going on. These 40 pieces are the ways I made sense of things for myself. Some were written in the aftermath, both the long descent to ‘rock bottom’ and the eventual rise to where I am now. For the clinicians in the world: consider this a window into Depression. 

1 comment:

  1. Being there. Understand that. Still suspicious of the t-shirt.