Todd / Andrew Weatherhead

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Todd / Andrew Weatherhead

16.00

Published 3 March 2018

Poetry • MHP-028
Perfect bound • Paperback
5.5 x 7.5 • 108 pages

Printed on FSC certified, acid-free paper in the US ♾♽

Limited edition of 200

ISBN • 978-0-9993985-0-0

Distribution • SPD

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TODD eases us in deceptively, only to beat our brains in on the final pages. The book’s masterpiece, “The Origin of the World,” a poem created out of lines from blurbs on books that happened to be in Weatherhead's room one day in 2012, leaves the reader shellshocked and overwhelmed. The best way I can describe this book is to ask you to imagine a giant’s hands placed on top of a tornado. Just as a ceramicist pushes down clay to control it as the wheel turns, the giant’s hands mute the storm. Andrew Weatherhead is the giant and TODD is the tornado.

— Robyn O'Neil
 

Weatherhead is a scientist of Eerie Truths, and his second collection is the resonant formula we need: precise interrogations of every word and every seemingly simple image—“each moment stings,” it warns us. In Weatherhead’s poems, not just art but phenomenology hinges on these keys—image and word—and the meditative space left for us around them becomes a brutal mirror. This book is part machine, part magic, 100% truth.

— Molly Brodak

 

Todd is one of my favorite new books by one of my favorite writers. Endlessly inventive, full of stunning lines, and somehow playful while being deadly serious about our current times. I didn't want it to end.

— Shane Jones
 

Todd is an unassuming, inventive, fun-to-read reminder of language’s infinite capacity for utter weirdness. Emotional but not self-indulgent, moving but not lame, funny but not cheap, Weatherhead has successfully created a rare work of art.

— Jordan Castro

 

FROM THE BOOK

"Analgesics"
(Monster House)

"At The Walt Whitman Rest Stop in Southern New Jersey" & Two Collages
(Monster House)

Excerpt from "1000 Words"
(Paperbag)

Excerpt from "1000 Words"
(Radioactive Moat)

"The Origin of the World"
(Fanzine)

"The British Empire"
(Fanzine)