by George McKim

Book cover featuring an abstract illustration

Silver Birch Press is pleased to announce the August 1, 2015 publication of Found & Lost: Found Poetry and Visual Poetry by George McKim. The 52-page collection includes 14 full-color visual poems in the author/artist's engaging, one-of-a-kind style.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Found & Lost is a collection of repurposed and remixed Found Poetry and Visual Poetry. George McKim has repurposed and remixed the work of poets ranging from Tristan Tzara to Lyn Hejinian and has transformed their words into a fascinating collection of strangely haunting Found Poems. Augmenting these poems are fourteen vintage dictionary pages that have metamorphosed into full color Visual Poems.

Praise for Found & Lost by George McKim: 

"Using poetic trinkets from its own ancestry, McKim's Found & Lost builds us a reconstruction fit for 21st century literary exploits. McKim's poems stir up and resettle our generation's shared modern heritage with a subtlety and grace fit for veneration while opening itself to a playful audience in the way an old familiar playground greets a neighborhood child. These poems are true pleasures." J.D. Mitchell-Lumsden, Editor, Cricket Online Review Poetry Journal

"George McKim's poems are always on the verge of happening, in that happysad place just short of sense, where pure sonic energy spins its truest and most absurd shapes. Found and Lost is a homecoming to the bottomless, where you left your clouds and the keys. It is an impossible space that I don't want to leave." Peter Cole Friedman, Poet

"There can be no quibbling over the delight that George McKim's Found & Lost, with its artful assemblage of pre-existing text, provides. The poems are fresh, revitalize the words of others through juxtaposition, incision, and new 'sharp eyes,' to use an included phrase from Tristan Tzara; and the most apt word to describe the visuals, a series of augmented dictionary pages, is 'wonderful.'" Mark Young, Editor, Otoliths Poetry Journal

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resident of Raleigh, North Carolina, has a BFA in Painting from VCU and an MFA in Painting from ECU and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums in the Southeast region in various group exhibitions. At the age of 56, George began writing poetry. His poetry has been published and e-published or is forthcoming in Diagram, The Found Poetry Review, Otoliths, Shampoo, GlitterMob, Dear Sir, elimae, Ditch, Cricket Online Review, Blaze Vox, Poets and Artists Magazine, and other journals.