fact: n; 6. Every fact has dirt beneath its fingernails. We can say nothing of the origin of such defilements. A fact can be seeding the soil, a fact can be destroying a city or, attempting to rebuild such a city, a fact can be seeking for lost treasure, a fact can be homeless… a fact can be— this is the most we can assert with certainty, and this is cause for optimism. If we can add anything at all it is that a fact can be with us… we, who also have dirt beneath our fingernails.

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Les Essais ... essays of Montaigne in white chalk throughout France.

Les Villes Invisibles... Nuit Blanche 2015, Bruxelles.

A l'usage de ceux qui voient, Diderot 2013, Langres
18-22 September, 2013. Langres, France.

a manifesto can be found here Not

an abrdiged version of Hell is now online.

Peindicy is available from Exile Editions

Bibliomania (some examples of what I read... and why)

excerpts from The Process and Interminables now online (manuscripts in progress)

Annotated Poem: poem from Peindicy and corresponding text from A Personal Dictionary

Oblivion (a calendar project and a catalogue of vanishing things)

Bouleversements (the re-articulation of an incoherent city)

e-books (web-based book projects)


Poetry is Disaster 


Mike Schertzer 1997 - 2016