Steven Schroeder publishes new collection of poems, "ONE WELL ORDERED COLLISION AMONG OTHERS"


Artist and writer Steven Schroeder recently published a new collection of poems that he is making available for free download.

"The title of this collection, taken from the poem with which the collection closes, calls to mind Helen Frankenthaler’s description of the places where colors converge on raw canvas in her “soak-stain” paintings. That closing poem is a meditation on her “Seven Forms of Ambiguity” in the “1940s to Now” section of the Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas. The convergence of her unique combination of chance and design with her reference in this particular painting to William Empson’s book of the same title — and with the inexplicable collisions always present in memory and in every instance of being among others — weaves through this collection of paintings and poetry. All of the paintings except “sister moon” (2013) were done in 2018-2019. Most of the poems also date from 2018-2019, with a scattering from other times and places over the preceding decade."

Steven Schroeder is an artist member of the Springfield Regional Arts Council. To download his new collection, visit his website:

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