Joel Weishaus is a literary artist whose
digital work is hosted by three universities. Over the past thirty years,
has published books, poems,
and essays, along with exhibiting his texts in museums. Residing in
Portland, Oregon, Weishaus reviews poetry and poetics for several newspapers
and journals, and is Visiting Faculty at Portland State University’s
Center for Excellence in Writing. His homepage is http://web.pdx.edu/~pdx00282.
It began with a
message: “Wondering if you’d
like to collaborate on a project with me,” that lengthened into
a trace reaching for a hold. Both of us raised in the same tradition,
as in standing and walking away, ideas and incidences from five thousand
years of seeking what passes for truth were stepped up to and gone over.
We’ve never met. Facing different oceans, a long scroll turned
out where even conflicts agree on their sources, an inkling of those
fractures in the mind of cliffs that through long dissolute nights pieced
together moldering signs while faulting their own.