Josh Honn (b. 1979) is a librarian and poet living in Chicago. Author of the chapbook, A Slow Archive (2015), he is currently working on two books: A Grief Lexicon, a work of poetic memoir and shadow photography, and A Million Tongues Are Calling for My Name, a critical biography and collected works of the 20th century black socialist Ross D. Brown. His work has appeared in Entropy and Asymptote. You can contact him via email at j…@gmail.com or on Instagram.

A Slow Archive

A Slow Archive by Josh Honn is a deeply personal work of grief before loss, or what the Portuguese call saudade, a three-part poem-diary: an exploration and expression of the role of the lover and care worker in the dying process; an attempt to orient past, present, and future selves amidst encounters with sickness, grief, loneliness and death; and a conversation between, and confession by, two lovers approaching loss at an early age.

Typeset by Sonnenzimmer and illustrated by Erica Hess, A Slow Archive is as a 38-page perfect bound paperback with blind-debossed covers and black end-sheets printed by Book Mobile. The first $1,500 raised was used to provide grants and other direct forms of assistance to un- and underinsured women undergoing cancer treatment. Thank you! Price includes USPS First-Class Mail shipping.

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