1. The Bewilderments of Bernard Willis
“The Bewilderments of Bernard Willis, in its crazy jumps, its arbitrary shifts into things like a history of the staircase, makes me think of Robert Smithson’s notion of construction sites in New Jersey as the Ruins of the Future – a rootless collapsed time and space scale – and the narrative drive, the story, pushes on in all its seeming pointlessness. Read the book straight through in one sitting – you can’t put it down anyway – then read it again, slowly, give it time to think. Bernard Willis grows on you, his intelligent lively mind, in a thinking book by a terrific stylist.”
— Peter Quartermain, author of Stubborn Poetries and editor of the Collected Poems and Plays of Robert Duncan
“Aaron Peck’s prose is sophisticated, jazzy, high-falutin’, sometimes ungrammatical and always erudite. It’s a pleasure to read more than once. We need more such writers in this country where the truly hip and well-read have been avoided like something unCanadian.”
— George Bowering, author of Pinboy, and the first official poet laureate of Canada
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2. Letters to the Pacific
See the “Art Writing” Page for a detailed description of this novella, a series of letters written to the Pacific Ocean from a narrator spending a year in New York City. The book was published as a limited edition art book.