(Pavement Saw Press, 2011)
In Print. Winner of the 2008-2009 Pavement Saw Press Chapbook Prize, selected by editor David Baratier. Printed in an edition of 400 copies. The chapbook contains one long poem drafted during daily hikes on Atlas Peak from May 20-27, 2008; the rough text of the hike was revised in the evenings.
A tribute to Charles Ives’ Concord Sonata and a conversation with Ives’ Essays Before a Sonata, the poem interweaves quotation, field notes, and continental philosophy into a meditation on Transcendentalism, the imperialist eye, patrimony and ecopoetics : “So much/of seeing lies in forgetting//the laws of the fathers,/the ones we were given//and the ones we choose…”