Praise for Fond:
“What is left when the archive disappears? Eichhorn’s Fond seems at once elegiac (so much is lost!) and celebratory (look what remains!). But it is also a work of dynamic energy in which the act of tracing those changing fields of meaning production that have been our collective memory devices exhibits an engaging capacity for creative imagination. These are works of conceptual structure and form, organizing perception in advance, only to let it go its own wayward way through the palimpsestic notations articulated on its pages.” — Johanna Drucker
“Eichhorn makes reading tactile and brings inscription to life. Her whirling descent into and traversal of the book and of archive, of the shapes and forms of dipping into knowledge via words, her annotation of our compulsion to joy in archive and relationship with words and lines, is pure delight.” — Erín Moure
“Fond is concerned with archive as process, as matter that makes out of words and texts (and textiles and textures) not, perhaps, meanings, but propositions about how meaning works.” — Clint Burnham via Canadian Literature
Kate Eichhorn is the author of Fond (BookThug) and the co-editor of Innovative Canadian Women’s Poetry and Poetics (forthcoming from Coach House Books). She lives in New York, where she teaches writing and media studies at The New School.
April 2008 | Poetry
8×8 inches | 80 pages
Trade Paper 9781897388198