Considerably more subdued than the earlier ones in this series. You can see the stitching holding the book together on the left. It seems odd, but I have been using this series of collages to think about how to complete & organize a sequence of poems I have been working on for many years. All the poems use the same syllabic form, but the subject matter varies wildly. The problem is how to make it cohere. Working on these collages -- which I can do loosely because I'm not really a visual artist & because even as an amateur I am conceiving of them as sketches or studies -- has enabled me to think about how to frame & foreground & vary the arrangement of the poems in my sequence. The fact thatÂ am working in a book with these pieces makes the analogy explicit, too, as I decide what materials to incorporate & how to create links between different pages.