Cover drawing by John Harter | click the image to enlarge…
Forward / Credits
The Shards in “The Theory of Creation” were written over a span of time ranging from the mid 1990s until late in 2004. Some of them that sound as if they were written post 9/11 were actually written years earlier. Which goes to show that if you’ve got your finger on the pulse, you can hear the beating heart of the future. Which goes to show that Time is an illusion.
“The Theory of Creation” is part of a trilogy. The other two books in the collection are: “War All the Time” and “The Birth of Road Rage.” All three books are available from Vagabond Press (605 E. 5th Ave., Ellensburg, WA 98926) for the pittance of $9 each, $20 for all three, postage included in all cases. For those of you tied to institutions that will not order a book without an ISBN tattoo, you’re shit out of luck. Vagabond Press is kicking the ISBN habit.
Thanks to the following magazines, presses and/or web sites which made some of these Shards available to a limited public prior to this publication:
Butcher’s Block. Comrades. Edifice Wrecked. Pudding House, Rattle, Real Living, Los Poesv, Measured Steps. Open Wide. Unwound and WordWrights.
Arriving in the Promised Land – Lonesome for Love – Busy Dying – Death of the Contrary – Driving Miss Daisy – A Relative Demise – Theirs Is a Frankenstein World – The Big Surprise, The Faint Surprise – Us & Our Language – The Business of Luck – I Know That Thru and Thru – Existence Is the Original Sin – Long Live the King – Miracles Living Up to a Mother’s Expectations – Tying a Windsor – Tell Them It’s Christmas – Plain Speak