Ephemera are short pieces often meant to disappear or change quickly. In the world of commercial printing, ephemera are comprised of envelopes, business cards, handbills and flyers. For me though, ephemera means a small piece, something like a gesture. I like the name, it links these small pieces to the Japanese aesthetics of temporality and evanescent life. My ephemera are often something wry or ironic.
From top, left to right: Valentine (1982. Poem by Swinburne), Dearest One (2011), Two Stories in Winter (1991. Printed at Hillside Press), Tortilla Holiday (1981. With Will Powers), Caldera (1983), Conceiving (1971. Poem by Paul Portugues).