The book plays in the tension between impalpable "air" and solid "port," between a single focus (Sean Scully's stripes) and shifting directions of torque (Lee Bontecou), between hope stretchingoutward and implosion of infinite regress. It is, to quote Jennifer Moxley's definition of the poem, "a bridge of half-measures on the way to the possible."
Mark Tardi grew up in Chicago, has been a Fulbright Lecturer in Poland and Oman. He is the author of AIRPORT MUSIC (Burning Deck, 2013) and EUCLID SHUDDERS (Litmus Press, 2003), and he guest-edited AUFGABE NO. 9 (Litmus Press, 2010), devoted to Polish poetry and poetics.