Clouds as Inkblots for the War Prone
Clouds as Inkblots for the War Prone is a chapbook of remix, collage, and erasure poems sourced from the 1949 Pulitizer Prize winner Guard of Honor by James Gould Cozzens.
"Nancy Chen Long creates a tantalizing poem collage in Clouds as Inkblots for the War Prone. When Chen Long mixes her 21st-century perceptions and depth of compassion with the vocabulary from a Pulitzer Prize-winning twentieth-century war novel, Guard of Honor by James Gould Cozzens, an imaginary longitude line appears. Across this line connections and sympathies meet, while disconnections and antipathies spar. From her remix the poet makes a seriously playful, playfully serious collage."
—Molly Peacock, Alphabetique, 26 Characteristic Fictions
Sample poem from the chapbook: