May 2011 | 4.25 x 5.5 | 24 pp | 978-1-926655-26-0
A Poetry Chapbook by John Pass
An elegy for the
enlightened materialism of objectivist modernists
such as W.C. Williams and George Oppen, lamenting the missed
chance of a plausible religion, Self Storage recalls
us to the
urgent adjacency of our physical world, to the telling particulars
and contingencies of our lives as individuals.
most recent book, Stumbling In The Bloom
(Oolichan Books, 2005) won the Governor Generals Award
for poetry in 2006.
. . . Everything fits in
or the climatized container. The boat
out of the wind, Dads guns leaning.
Mums sideboard. My generations
sidebar: all we wont let go of
or what wont go into the basement
or there is no basement to the condo.
No Freudian crawlspace, Perls in the attic.
Cover Image: detail from Giottos The
the Scrovegni Chapel, Padua.