Of Thom Donovan's recent projects, Tears are These Veils is probably my favorite. A collaboration with collage artist Abby Walton, Tears captures (for me) Donovan's blend of the speculative and revelatory—a crucial model for poet's rethinking lyric potential in terms of gravity and grace. Printed in a scant edition of 100 copies way back in 2004, I offer a digital edition here (scanned in a slightly smaller format to save the binding of my copy). It's forty some pages with high rez color copies, so it might take a second to load:
And don't forget Thom's double-header on Sunday: "Commoning and Art Practice" at 2:00 pm in San Francisco at Nicole Hollis Studios (935 Natoma), followed by a reading with Catherine Meng at 21 Grand in the East Bay (416 25th St., 6:30 pm). And if you haven't seen my short critical piece from a few years back on Thom's project (and it is a project), check it out here.