Leguminosae Delusion Athletics by Andy Martrich and Nicole Raziya Fong (The Blasted Tree, 2022)
Leguminosae Delusion Athletics is a collaborative poetry and art project about representative absence. Dynamism is treated as a form of ritual delusion throughout the long poem, composed by Andy Martrich, lingering on the cusp of afflictions that can't be undone. The accompanying art, by Nicole Raziya Fong, draws from cues in the text, corresponding to different sections of the poem and mirroring the disassemblage of apparent forms and figures. The Blasted Tree has produced a limited edition of sixty 7” x 4.75” chapbooks, each dust-jacketed in a full colour, fold-out poster by Nicole Raziya Fong.