Jess Mynes and Aaron Tieger's new books
I received Jess Mynes and Aaron Tieger's new book in the mail a few days ago, put out by Fewer and Further Press. It' a collaborative work that was written through correspondence in the month of May 2004. It's truly a collaboration - one is hard pressed to find who wrote which poems or if the whole lot was written together (and that I believe is the mark of a successful collaboration - when the work stands above individual style or writing habit). Much of the book deals with the quotidian and how it goes into constructing a sense of self and place in the world - which makes the fact that this is a collaboration all the more interesting, as an insistence on community and the social.