VISIONS: THE MAYOR THEY DIDN’T HAVE TIME FOR by Tyler Barton

VISIONS: THE MAYOR THEY DIDN’T HAVE TIME FOR by Tyler Barton

Gutters reads America’s remaining local print newspapers to create a found poetry of lost housing. All text is found spanning the gap (‘gutter’) between two or more adjacent columns of newsprint in articles pertaining to the housing crisis, land conservation, and climate catastrophe. Through both collage and verse, Gutters questions what home becomes when most of the country can’t afford one and what happens to communities when they lose trustworthy, consistent, and independent coverage of local and national news.

Gutters has been featured (or is forthcoming) in DIAGRAM, the Adroit Journal, Northwest Review, The Pinch, December, Sprung Formal, and elsewhere.

For more: tsbarton.com/gutters


Tyler Barton is the author of Eternal Night at the Nature Museum (Sarabande) and The Quiet Part Loud (Split/Lip). His fiction has appeared in Electric Literature, The Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, and has been twice listed as "Distinguished" by Best American Short Stories. With the artist Erin Dorney he co-curates the ongoing literary art installation, "The Hidden Museum," currently on view at the Susquehanna Museum of Art. He lives in Saranac Lake, NY where he works for the Adirondack Center for Writing. Find him @tylerbartonlol or tsbarton.com

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