Acquisition: an indexAfton Wilky
Hover your cursor over the embedded chapbook and press “Click to Read” to view the chapbook full size. It may take several seconds for the chapbook to load. For readers who want to keep a digital copy of this chapbook or who are reading on iPads, feel free to download this PDF.
Acquisition: an index is an excerpt from a book-length essay, Reservoir, which tells the story of Arthur Lee and Lillian Mae Gibson, two people displaced by the building and arbitration of Milford Lake in Kansas (the largest human-made body of water in the state). Piecing narrative together from newspaper articles, an archaeological report and a box of documents belonging to the Gibsons, Acquisition: an index examines the process of taking possession in both an archival and more general sense.
AN EXCERPT FROM EP 44
“They stood where Milford Lake would stand. A reserve to the point of bursting.
She stood where Milford Lake would stand a reserve to the point of bursting to the point of bursting a reserve which would stand where she stood.
He stood where Milford Lake would stand reserved to the point of bursting.”