The trio of sequences, Furrow Archive, honors Ezra Pound’s dictum, “Dichtung = condensare.” Concentrated, apparently slight lyrics and epigrams open onto wider fields and time scales, from the geological in Kodalith to the relation of interiority, music and history in The White Note. Light writing in stone, the furrows the poems carve constitute an archive of the instant meeting with duration in “momentary branchings of the breath.” Smoke drawings by Jessica Huang.
David Lloyd is a writer and critic, born in Ireland and currently living in Los Angeles. Arc & Sill: Poems 1979-2009 (2012) collected his new and selected poetry. Bar Null will appear with SoundEye Books in 2019. A bilingual French/English edition of his play, The Press/Le Placard was published by the Nouvelles Scènes series, Presses Universitaires du Midi, in 2018. He is the editor of the chapbook series Cusp Books.