Points of Departure


Points of Departure will be launched in the fall of 2015 in a limited edition of 50 copies.

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.

It is my intention to present the poems in the book at a series of 12 hour 10 minute readings, where every two minutes, over a period of 12 hours I read aloud the poem corresponding to each day, while remaining silent for those days for which no poem was created.

Following each reading of the text, a copy of the book will be numbered, signed. The book will then be sealed in bronze.


Fortner Anderson poems
Fabrizio Gilardino graphics and layout

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