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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Robert Sheppard: The Working Week micro-publication now out!

My latest micro-publication has just been micro-published by Smallminded Books. It missed the 2107 batch Rupert Loydell was putting together – and so is even further micro-micro-published on its own.

It actually consists of seven short poems, and it is entitled The Working Week. Here’s a topical little number:

The sun roof in the miniature
sedan is
just right (they
say) for the two Klansmen’s
pointy head gear.

As they pass, their hats,
pinnacles of a big top,
alert the pale children
who laugh at this sartorial

Gasoline in the boot. 

Let me know if you want one, or, I believe, the whole batch may be obtained from Rupert. Martin Stannard reviewed the batch before mine was added, here , and he adds:

For the price of sending your email address to Stride ( these little booklets, and I assume the other dozen or so that were published last year, can each be yours as a PDF to print and fold. The folding is easy and fun – a child could do it. But be careful: at one point in the process you will need scissors. Mind those pointy bits and sharp edges! Anyway, if I can do it, it must be easy. There is a good instruction video here:

If you are in the UK and would like to avoid the downloading, the printing, and the folding (in other words, a lot of the fun) a stamped and self-addressed envelope to Stride’s earthbound address will do the trick: 4B Tremayne Close, Devoran, Cornwall TR3 6QE. Mark your envelope “In praise of the Smallminded” and tell the publisher which publications you want. A normal stamp will get you up to four booklets.

Billy Mills reviewed the batch, now including mine, here.Thanks Rupert: keep folding!