Same Here is a collection of Zack Pieper’s short poems written over the course of national economic collapse, among other things, which operate as snapshots of Midwestern working class resignation. Poverty and student loans are there, along with Catholicism, because that’s daily life, not because it matters. Like Lunch Poems cut to a smoke break, the poems create their fun out of necessity.
This book is hand-bound with a side-pamphlet stab binding. The text pages are laser printed on 24 lb recycled paper with bright yellow end papers. The cover is laser printed on an 80 lb cover stock. The book was trimmed using a West-German-era Polar industrial cuter. Cover design and layout by Zack Pieper. Typesetting by Adjunct Press. Made in Milwaukee in an edition of 50.
Zack Pieper is a poet, performer, and recording artist, living in Milwaukee, WI. His poems have appeared in editions from Bright Pink Mosquito, Martian Press, Rust Buckle Books, Disappearing Book Series, and Dodo Bird. He has performed at Detroit’s People’s Biennial at MOCAD, collaborated on “Hello Caller”–an experimental/explorative call-in radio show, and recently released “The Last CDR On Earth”, amongst other works centered around live transmission and recorded audio. He has edited for OW, Everyday Genius (Publishing Genius), and is a co-founder of Activities, an archive of songs, albums, and sound experiments spanning several decades of Milwaukee and midwest-based musicians and multi-disciplinary artists. He is the author of CAMEOS (VOL.1) from Extra Copies.