The mysterious aura of the anonymous Utah monolith comes to mind when reading Dave Read‘s e-chapbook between satellites, which was made available by the online journal Bones – journal for the short poem. A minimalist other-worldliness a la McCracken, a la 2001: A Space Odyssey, pervades this collection of asemic writing and one-lined micro-poetry. Appearing to have come from some lost civilization from the future, it all the while calls to mind the epigraphical sketches of ancient Anatolian monuments made by 19th century antiquarians such as Sir William M. Ramsay. Below are two sample pages from Read’s book itself:

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