do you like pocket-sized books of minimalist absurdist snark? well then…
“THIS IS CLEVER MEANINGFUL WORDPLAY IN THE PUREST SENSE” -Ashleigh Brilliant
Furniture Press Books is happy to announce the official release of Hassen Saker’s miniature treasury of fortune cookie-sized poems, Consolation Snacks. Because this is our 26th book, we’ve asked Don Riggs, illustrator,to produce 26 unique drawings to compliment books ordered by the first 26 people, each a fanciful interpretation of one of the 26 letters of our Roman alphabet. But rest assured: if you do not receive a handmade, Don has produced a myriad bestiary of drawings to complement the poems contained within Consolation Snacks. At roughly 150 pages, this pocket-size guidebook of language’s intricate associations spans philosophy, economics, art, culture, domestic life, music, film, stupid people and pets, composed on the fly between day jobs and life’s responsibilities.
“Hassen Saker is at the eye of the storm for a new generation, lyric & personal & analytic & tough, committed to no medium but the truth.”