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INTRODUCTION This is the seventh issue of “Can Boreal,” a pamphlet devoted to Visual poetry, Concrete poetry, Asemic poetry, abstract draws, Le�erism, Experimental poetry, orthodox poetry, altered texts, prose, collages… and anything else I might feel like enclosing in an unsuspected future. “Can Boreal” is an anagram of “Barcelona,” the city where I live (survive). It means “dog from the north.” “Dog” is anagram of “God.” There is no God, but plenty of stray dogs. Or so is what I think. Dogs are poe�c. Men are poe�c. Life, in general, is poe�c. Tragically. Art is a way to kill �me. A sort of preven�ve murder, if you want, as �me will take its revenge upon us and we will not leave this planet alive. Poetry shows a desperate a�achment to life. A love for life. So, killing �me while making poetry (or “art” in general) is one of those things rather difficult to explain in a ra�onal way. From a distance, it might appear to be like the howling of the wolves to the full moon. One could say: “Stop howling and enjoy life!” But, I guess it is not that simple. This issue is a duet with Reed Altemus and myself. For the edi�ng of this issue, I counted on the invaluable help of Darlene Altschul (USA). I hope that every recipient of this issue will enjoy the reading. John Mountain October 2009

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INDEX

Introduc�on .............................................. Page 3

Art by Reed Altemus & John Mountain ......... 4-60

Index ................................................................. 61

Credits .............................................................. 62

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CREDITS
All Text and Images © John Mountain & Reed Altemus PDF created by Darlene Altschul

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