The book Gray Matter Graffitti: remnants of collections lost… an early gallery from some alleyways & other by-ways by Sam W. Reimer launched unofficially in Vancouver over the weekend. It is a collection of some 200 original written works drawing from a prodigious assemblage penned during four decades of expressive poetic ideation by the Vancouver bard. Edited by Robert L. Peters, the book was designed and published by Circle.
From the book’s introduction: “Sam’s poems provide a plaintive voice for our tempestuous times—his unique commentaries on life and love (and love-lost ennui) are at once poignant, unapologetically direct, and (often) edged with the tragic—his ponderings range from the profane to the sacred, drill deep, and dare to pose unanswerable questions…”
Images: the book; the book unveiled to the bard at the Ivanhoe Pub in Vancouver (a venue that looms large in the writing); illustrated chapter titles (poems in the 214-page book appear in eight thematic chapters).