Back to Micro Press

Cloud Poems (Redux)


Open Edition Chapbook

In stock



Cloud Poems (Redux) — Erin Mickelson
Open Edition Chapbook

This chapbook is a variation of the artist book Cloud Poems by Erin Mickelson.

A poem forms like a cloud—
thoughts rise and condense into words:
alone, in lines, in clusters.
Instability leads to something other: alike, but not the same.

Stéphane Mallarmé adored the English language and its intrinsic otherness to itself. With syntactical prowess, he arranged abstract nouns and adjectives into conceptual metaphors. This book toys with the idea of a formula for a conceptual metaphor, based on an excerpt from Mallarmé’s Ouverture ancient d’Hérodiade—specifically the line, “the redness of this prophetic time”:

The (subject = adjective + suffix —ness) of this (adjective) (noun) *To link lines together, add (verb) + as


Pamphlet-stitched chapbook. Open Edition. 2012.

Before purchasing, please read the order policies.