Poetry. Assuming the form of postcards authored by an "alien" of unknown nationality, ethnicity, and gender, addressing a variety of people and organizations (political figures, multinational corporations, people in public toilets, et al), BIG AMERICAN TRIP is a startling document of fear and loneliness in the 21st century U.S. Whether deconstructing road signs, a failed relationship, or the state of contemporary poetry, the voice behind these texts is at once familiar and strange, determined to be free, and desperate to communicate with anyone who has ever felt at odds with the Language of a Nation.
Christian Peet is the author of BIG AMERICAN TRIP (Shearsman Books, 2009) and THE NINES (Palm Press, 2006) and the publisher of Tarpaulin Sky Press. Author City: GRAFTON, VT USA