36. REPORTED MISSING. New York, NY: United Artists, 2002. 5¼x8¼" 24 pages. (P)
Letterpress, saddle-stapled chapbook with vellum endpapers. Cover by Emilie Clark. Typeset in Mrs Eaves by Alberta Testanero and printed by Soho Letterpress. 200 copies with ten numbered and signed by the author and artist.
“One of the long poems—divided into numbered sections—that I began working on in the mid-nineties. This must be from the late nineties. I decided I wanted to do some chapbooks for United Artists. I started off with this one, and Red Book in Three Parts by Bernadette Mayer. And that was it. The poem contains nineteen sections. Some of the poems I published on their own: ‘Suggestion’ (#16), ‘For X’ (#17) and ‘Anonymous Donor’ (#18). There are references to the train trip I took from Paris to Kiel with Wang Ping in 1993 and the visit to Florence I made in 1997 to see my daughter Marie and in #9 to Menlo Park. In summer of 1997 I had a residency at the Djerassi Foundation, and I used to drive to Menlo Park to get away from it all. An odd idea, since the whole point of going to the residency was to get away from everything else. But after I was there for a while, I wanted to escape from there as well. No doubt, the person ‘reported missing’ in the title was myself.”