Grand River 4 PM Strike

Assemblage: Happiness Holding Tank 1971 (get citation and scan cover).

My first assemblage, created when I was a junior at Michigan State University and published as an issue of Bud Drake’s journal Happiness Holding Tank.1

What you can’t really tell from this scan is that I had the printer trim the right side of the page to create a bleed, giving the sense that the tear gas was blowing into the page from the here and now.2

  1. I wrote about the experience of this assemblage in a footnote to my Kairos essay:
  2. This is a pre-computer poem, I typed the text using a real proportional typeface (Univers) on the Graphic Design program’s IBM Electric Selectric Composer, an awesome typewriter on steroids.