by Greg Gerding
with illustrations by Phil Merkle
58 pages (1994)
trade paper, perfect bound
About the Book
Here in this book, are selected works from eight handwritten volumes of poetry and prose, evolved from and dedicated to a bold new direction in creative writing. Greg Gerding defies the political state of art in contemporary society, writing not only for art's sake but for the sake of the individual. Clearly from a man's point of view, yet drawn from the depths of emotion, Gerding's work declares the state of the soul of modern man. Having been a prominent figure in the Washington, D.C., underground art scene, Gerding is best known and loved for his honesty, for his willingness to open himself up and expose his wounds to even the casual listener or reader, and for his frankness dealing with painful subjects. One smiles at the familiarity of finding who and what we are portrayed in Gerding's verses, comfortable with what we have always known and, at the same time, made nervous by its closeness.
Not for Sale No Sense of Direction Five Cigarettes and a Pen I Hate It When The Old Trout Shortly Before Death Petty Fears and Philosophies Slurred at a Bare Bar Between a Middle Easterner and an American Who Just Won't Go Very Far The Grift I Sit Here Imaging Pissing and Picking Untitled Chip Away Something Is Pinching Mike and Dike Reading Shit with a Sharp Edge A Six-Pack and Who Gives a Flying [****] 15:45 to 15:53 Free Dreaming I Naked of Everything Stop Sex
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