I originally published this book in Palo Alto on 10 September 1985. I had read the poems in this collection with Bill Vartnaw in the Russian River Monday Night Poetry and Prose Reading Series at the Burbank Activities Center in Sebastopol, California, on 5 August 1985.
The illustrations, including the front and back covers, are reproductions that I made using MacPaint of pieces of paper with printed messages that I had collected, now separated from the products that they were made for.
You may email tom/AT/liztomsharp/DOT/-c-o-m-/ to share comments on this work.
—Tom Sharp, Seattle
Links and shortcuts
In any page, you can click on or touch links to jump around in this book.
- Each entry in the contents links to the poem.
- The title for a poem links back to the contents, highlighting the entry for the poem.
- Words in the headers and footers link to the index, the contents, a listing of books by the author, to this page, and to the previous and next poems in the book.
You may find the following keyboard equivalents to be convenient. Here I use the symbol ⌥ for the option key on Mac/OS or the alt key on Windows, ⇧ for the shift key, and ⏎ for the return (enter) key. Arrow keys are ◄ (left), ► (right), ▲ (up), and ▼ (down).
|Context||Keys||Jump to / Behavior|
|index||⌥ ◄||Books by Tom Sharp|
|⌥ ▲||About Tom Sharp|
|⌥ ►||about this book (this page)|
|⇧ ⌥ ▼||contents|
|contents||⇧ ⌥ ▲||index|
|⇧ ⌥ ►||about this book (this page)|
|⌥ ▼||select the next item in the contents|
|⌥ ▲||select the previous item in the contents|
|⌥ ►||open the selected page|
|⌥ ⏎||open the selected page|
|poem||⇧ ⌥ ▲||contents|
|⌥ ▲||select the previous poem, or, from the top poem, open the previous page|
|⌥ ▼||select the next poem, or, from the bottom poem, open the next page|
|back cover||⇧ ⌥ ▲||cover|
|⌥ ▲||open the previous page|
|⇧ ⌥ ◄||Books by Tom Sharp|
|⇧ ⌥ ◄||About Tom Sharp|