wherein? he asks of memory is an ekphrastic chapbook-length epical poem in the tradition of Edward Dorn’s Gunslinger and draws upon my Germanic upbringing and American heritage to transcribe the creative process of Germany-born and New York-based Ursula von Rydingsvard.
In the poem, von Rydingsvard’s first major museum exhibited sculpture For Paul visits the narrator and they sit conversing on the apartment’s balcony. They are joined by Storm King Mountain, a mountain located near where For Paul is permanently exhibited at the Storm King Art Center, as well as by Ricardo Villalobos who brings the Detuned Guitar with him.
wherein? he asks of memory is now available from Knives Forks and Spoons Press in the UK.