July 5, 2012

A Humument: the hierarchy of sight

By Andrew David King

The question is almost too nebulous to ask, and so grows muted in critical consciousness: How does a book’s typography—abstracted as a representative component of its materiality—affect, or effect, anything […]

June 26, 2012

A Humument: re-vision as vocation

By Andrew David King

Though unspoken, the po-biz (short for “poetry business,” as it’s jocularly called) has formulas and definitions. And it has schedules. Among them: if you’re a new poet, you publish chapbooks […]

June 11, 2012

A Humument: a lesson in un-reading (i)

By Andrew David King

(This post is the first segment in a series on Tom Phillips’s A Humument. The others—including an interview with Phillips—will appear later this month.) Though billed as “a treated Victorian […]