Brad Vogler

errand : towards

Above Ground Press 2023

The poems in errand : towards involve two source texts, Susan Howe’s Souls of the Labadie Tract and Ronald Johnson’s Radi os. The process began by reading corresponding pages of each text, and choosing a word/words from each. I would write the word(s) down in my notebook making two columns of text. After working my way through the books, I took the words and started assembling fragments/poems from the text gathered. As I was working I ended up adding words, lines of my own, and a couple of poems/pieces were written during the process of assembling from the original texts.

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