Granary Books, 1998. Item #GB_62
6 3/4 x 11 in., 34 pp., wrappers.
“Secreted Contract is the second book in a planned series of 28 books that will investigate two operations: an articulation of various mnemonic systems; and the incorporation of an English-language word type (heteronyms) that, like memory, depend upon contextual constructs for their comprehension. Secreted Contract specifically includes an examination of heteronymic shapes and conditions (e.g., is the shape a circle tipped in a perspective or is it an elliptical form existing in a single plane? Is the couple engaged in a romantic, sexual embrace, or a scene of domestic violence?). Trace is a form of template that blends the complexities of desire (as if) and situation (as is). It is this project of visually realizing how surface, trace, and glance might appear within the mnemonic structures that focuses my project.”
Designed and printed (on a Hewlett Packard Inkjet printer) by Ed Epping. Bound in paper wrappers by Jill Jevne. This is from an edition of 60 copies, signed by the poet.
Pictured: cover; pp. 18–19; 22–23; and 28–29.