air pressure is a book composed by eye. Rather than grouping poems by defining themes, chapters, or sections, as is typical of more familiar books of poetry, the poems in air pressure have been employed as elements in a continuous visual sequence.
Sequence = meaning.
As the reader’s eyes moves through these shape-changing poems – in 1-2-3 sequence, or more likely a random 1-3-2 sequence – it is the writer’s quiet hope that the matter of ‘themes, chapters, and sections’ will get absorbed by the attentive reader.
Content = changeable and changing experience.
air pressure occupies the space beween what we think as of ‘visual poetry’ and ‘text-based poetry.’ While the poems were composed with a spirit of play and creative expression, strict attention has been given to what a poem looks like beside another poem.
In an age when poetry is dead, it’s interesting that people keep writing it. Sometimes I believe poetry is forever. In air pressure you will find a poetry written for the page and its potential. – D.F.
David Fujino is a writer, actor, occasional trumpet player (as part of his acting roles), who’s worked with ‘community’ on more than one level. Published in Canada, the United States, Australia, Great Britain, Japan, and the World Wide Web, Greenwood, British Columbia-born Fujino works from his long-time home base of Toronto. David is delighted to have been published by journals such as West Coast Line, dandelion and filling station, and is especially cheered when published by vital and creative poets’ presses such as new chief tongue, Psychic Rotunda, and fHole. air pressure is Fujino’s first full-lenguth collection.