ATLAS

originally published in 42opus, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2006

With the long poem, Atlas, Glenn Bach documents his ongoing investigation of place, meaning, and memory.

Originating with Atlas Peripatetic in 2003, which used the urban sounds of Long Beach, California as inspiration, Atlas has expanded to encompass additional texts informed by significant places in Glenn’s life, such as Brooklyn, Milwaukee, and California’s central coast.

Incorporating a variety of creative techniques, including sampling, remix, erasure, and close observation, Atlas illuminates our emotional and mysterious relationships with the landscape in the face of environmental catastrophe. With Atlas, Glenn has consolidated his poetry practice into a single poem that continues to unfold in scope and complexity.

Atlas updates and links may be found here, as well as on Twitter (@AtlasCorpus).


Thanks to the editors of the following journals for agreeing to publish excerpts:

21 Stars Review, 42opus, 8 Poems, 88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry, Alba, ‘a-pos-tro-phe, The Argotist Online, Aught, Barren Magazine, Black Bough Poetry, Black Robert Journal, Black Zinnias, Big Bridge, Brick and Mortar Review, CAB/NET, Chiron Review, Crêpe & Penn, DIAGRAM, Dusie, experiential-experimental-literature, foam:e, Free Verse, Great Works, Hamilton Stone Review, horse less review, hutt, Idiolexicon, Indefinite Space, jubilat, Konundrum Engine Literary Review, Listenlight, M58, Malleable Jangle, Melancholia’s Tremulous Dreadlocks, Moonlit, mprsnd, Nightingale & Sparrow, On Barcelona, Otoliths, Pearl, pganickz’s LiveJournal, Piebald Poems, Pinstripe Fedora, Plumwood Mountain, Pom-Pom-Pomeranian, puppyflowers, Saint Elizabeth Street, Sawbuck, Shampoo, Sheila-Na-Gig, Snorkel, Softblow, stonestone, streetcake, talking about strawberries all of the time, There, The Tiny, Upstairs at Duroc, The Wandering Hermit Review, Whimperbang, Wild Orphan, and Zafusy.