Squibs by Jim Chapson, 2019

True to its name, Squibs is a collection of Jim Chapson’s short, satirical work that strikes and illuminates. Chapson’s poems lampoon the demented greed of the royal family and scoffs at the vanity of the wealthy scholar, with appearances from important poets throughout the centuries. He also exposes the humanity lost to these arrogances; the grand violent battleships attacking are attacking each other only after consuming young men, the youth lost to commercialization, the speaker preparing items for the end.

This book is hand-sewn in Milwaukee in an edition of 50. The cover is printed with a robot arm using an archival silver pen on midnight-blue cover stock.

Jim Chapson
Born: Honolulu
Educated: SF & Dublin
Deconstructed: Milwaukee