All poetry productions—group and individual—use a network for production since the body itself is a network of connectors with thinking going on at several levels even within the individual. Publishing like identity conforms to the group model of interaction. So Roof Books shelters different tendencies of new writing, not by intention, but by default. And by default it helped generate an important idea in support of arresting climate change and multiple perspectives on new writing. These clusters of ideas, ringing around each other, makes perfect sense as poetry. Roof has been a successful idea as a publisher, although it is still true that I can buy a piece of paper for a penny, but if I put a poem on it, I can’t give it away.
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Since 1976 Roof Books has published innovative poetries and the writing around them.
Ron Silliman, Charles Bernstein, Nicole Brossard
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