Category Archives: Instructions

Adam Soldofsky’s The Blind Swordsman Poems

Friend and former contributor to Paperbag Adam Soldofsky has been up to some interesting work lately, not the least of which is his current Tumblr project. A series of short poems built on screenshots with and without subtitles from a … Continue reading

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Instructions from Ali Znaidi

Another Instructions submission called “Words Rattle” from Ali Znaidi in Tunisia. A visual/poetic interpretation, monochrome and full of guitars. Just how we like it. Ali’s bio: Ali Znaidi (b.1977) lives in Redeyef, Tunisia where he teaches English. His work has … Continue reading

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An Assignment by Luka Fisher

Some lovely work from Luka Fisher, who sends in some assignments (as per our loose guidelines). And a folding instruction: Some Saint Genet types have cruel hands that in a single sheet of paper out you in the mail. Some … Continue reading

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Salute

By: Janet Griffin Salute River water rushing over rocks Like a glass falling infinitely on the inside See that cloud between two trees Some in, some out Gold foil in the mail Or foil in the gold mail Salute Paper … Continue reading

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Instructions for Folding in on Yourself

By: Deanna Larsen Left hand— left hand! Can you close your palm? Can you crawl from this comfortable drawer? Mothballs in your mouth like some sartorial gravedigger. Tuck your chin in the pit of your knees—curl curl your toes into … Continue reading

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Instructions For Folding

By: Feliz Lucia Molina re: Folding T-shirt. / t- Shir/ t- / shirT- shirt. Un-folding 1. The Original Sin of Business Tie. T ie. i. e., etc. 2. The Original Sin of Secretaries Sleeee.ve Sleee vesl eEveS Leave.S le. Eve.

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Instructions for Folding (continued)

By: Alessandra Bava I keep folding some in, some out. Doesn’t life at times resemble an origami play? A red paper is folded to give shape to some carnal lady. The black one takes the form of some cruel villain. … Continue reading

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Birds

By: Natasha Kessler

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Instructions for Folding

By: Joanne Cheung

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Lost in the Folds

By: Kathryn Gessner The woods is not lost— even the tenderest cedar shoots into a blaze of mossy manzanita, knows its way— and I stand here listening to squirrel and woodpecker thrum, heat and flies, bumblebees at the edge of … Continue reading

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