Points of Departure was launched September 8th, 2017 in a limited edition.
Each day for a period of one-year, from February 11th, 2010 to February 10th, 2011, I attempted to compose a poem for the project Points of Departure. During that period, 256 poems were completed.
Published by small perturbations press, Points of departure contains 365 pages, one for each day of the yearlong duration of the project. Within the book are 256 completed poems and 109 blank pages indicating the days for which no poem was completed.
The poems in the book have been presented at a series of 12 hour 10 minute readings. For these performances, every two minutes, over the period of 12 hours and 10 minutes, I read aloud the poem corresponding to each day of the year, while remaining silent for those days when I was unable to write a poem.
Following each performance, a copy of the book is numbered, signed and then sealed in bronze.
Fortner Anderson poems
Fabrizio Gilardino graphics and layout