Simulacrum Press #7: ‘2068’ by Sacha Archer

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Simulacrum Press releases it’s first chapbook of the month of March (of which there will be two). Sacha Archer’s 2068 is a pocket sized chapbook produced in an edition of 55 numbered copies each running 52 pages (printed on one side).

Time and the poem. Time and life. Whichever way you come at it, time molds the state of matter, it’s perceived value, it’s relevance. Does the poem increase in value with time—is the poet aiming for immortality? 2068 uses the time limit of expiration dates to observe the poem under pressure. How does the poem on page change when it has expired, when it’s only content is it’s allotted life-span? And when it has expired—has it? Also, inevitably, 2068 is a mirror of our own mortality.

Sacha Archer is an ESL instructor, childcare provider, and writer, as well as being the editor of Simulacrum Press (simulacrumpress.ca). His work has appeared in journals such as filling Station, h&, Politics/Letters, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, NōD, Timglaset, Utsanga, Matrix, Uut Poetry and Otoliths. Archer’s first full-length collection of poetry, Detour, was recently published by gradient books (2017), followed by Zoning Cycle (Simulacrum Press, 2017). His most recent chapbooks are, Philosophy (Simulacrum Press, 2018), The Insistence of Momentum (The Blasted Tree, 2017), and upROUTE (above/ground press, 2017). He has a chapbook of visual poems forthcoming from Inspiritus Press entitled TSK oomph. He reviews, interviews and writes what he pleases at sachaarcher.wordpress.com. Archer lives in Burlington, Ontario.

2068 can be purchased here.

 

 

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