points known through small clusters of words, words meant to accumulate like snowflakes into a covering of snow - the countryside, the city, your backyard reduced to their essentials, all irrelevant details excised, the earth simplified to whiteness, to a cold stare, to simple contemplation, a place within the word, the mind so wrapped around a thought that it disappears into that spot the farthest from movement, the cold coming in now, and you do not notice it. This book, being about winter, is published in Finland, a land renowned for its ability to accept snow and the pleasures thereof.
Geof Huth, born 1960, is a well known American poet and theoretician of visual poetry. He lives in Schenectady, New York, and his influential blog, dbqp, is to be found here.
a book of poems so small I cannot taste them was published Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, the day of the first snow in the South of Finland.
a book of poems so small I cannot taste them, 7,5x7,5", 88 pages, ISBN 978-952-215-050-9. Book design and cover illustrations by Geof Huth. Thanks to mIEKAL aND for technical support.